How To Apply
Film a three–minute video of yourself explaining a STEM topic you're passionate about. You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate college student to apply. To view examples of previous application videos, click here. Your video should be:
- A mini–lecture, not a personal statement. Pretend you're a lecturer speaking to a class. Teach us something.
- A demonstration of your passion for the subject. Your video doesn't need to be fancy or high–tech. Production value is not a factor in judging.
- Scientifically accurate. We encourage you to cite sources you use to research your topic.
- Clear and creative. People who aren't science experts, like students or non–scientist adults, should be able to understand your video.
- About any STEM topic, not necessarily your field of study.
- Three minutes or less in length. Please upload your video to YouTube marked ‘public.’
An advisory board of women who hold higher degrees and work in a broad range of STEM fields will review the applications and select the finalists. The finalists will be notified in early 2019 and will move onto the next round to submit additional materials.
Frequently Asked Questions
Submit your video by December 11th, 2018 at midnight CST. We'll contact you in January if you have been selected as a finalist. Finalists will be asked to submit additional materials in late February. We'll award the winner April 2019.
You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to apply. You do need to attend college (or plan to attend college) in the United States.
Nope! You can explain any STEM topic you find exciting. Remember to deliver a mini–lecture, not a personal statement.
Yes! Once you submit your application, you'll get an email that will allow you to make edits on your application until midnight CST on December 11th, 2018.
The Science Ambassador Scholarship is only open to undergraduate students and high school seniors.
All fields within science, technology, engineering, and math are eligible. For a full list of STEM fields, click here. STEM must be your major field of study (not your minor).
Yes, you can apply, as long as you will study a STEM field for the entirety of your undergraduate career.
Read all about the winners of years past right here.
We always need to reach more students. You can help by spreading the word to as many eligible students as possible. Also, you could grab the Cards Against Humanity Science Pack. All sales directly fund the scholarship.
We commissioned the brilliant Ashley Lukashevsky.
Our Science Ambassadors
Every semester, we ask winners of the Science Ambassador Scholarship to create new videos explaining the stuff in STEM they’re most passionate about. Check out these videos to see what they’re learning about in school.Meet the Science Ambassadors
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