The Science Ambassador Scholarship

A full–tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math.
Funded by Cards Against Humanity. Applications open this fall.

If you'd like to be notified when applications open, sign up for our mailing list here.

Congratulations to Laura, our 2018 Winner

Here's the moment we told her she'd won. You're definitely going to want to watch this.

Laura is a high school senior from Kirkland, Washington, and she’s heading to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this fall. Laura submitted an excellent application video about the biochemistry of slug slime, and our advisory board selected her as the winner of this year’s full–ride scholarship.

How does it feel to be the Science Ambassador Scholar?
I’m stunned, grateful, and extremely excited! I’m amazed that sharing my love for science has given me this incredible opportunity.

What are your future plans?
I’m going to study biological engineering at MIT, and I’m considering graduate or medical school afterwards. I’m excited to be a part of a platform supporting women in STEM.

What other colleges did you apply to?
I applied and was accepted to Harvard, Yale, Brown, Stanford, MIT, Caltech, Whitman, and the University of Washington. Winning this scholarship meant I didn’t have to worry about the financial pressures of college, and I could focus on choosing the school that was the best fit for me.


We awarded scholarships to four runners–up. You can watch their videos here.

Yuna $2,500 Yuna's video
Kareena $1,000 Kareena's video
Madeline $1,000 Madeline's video
Jennah $1,000 Jennah's video

How To Apply This Fall

Applications for the 2019 academic year will open this fall. To apply, film a three–minute video of yourself explaining a topic in STEM you are passionate about. You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate college student to apply.

  • A mini–lecture, not a personal statement. Pretend you're a lecturer speaking to a class. Teach us something.
  • Clear, creative, accurate, and 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.
  • Three minutes or less in length.
  • About any topic in STEM, not necessarily your field of study.
  • Uploaded to YouTube and marked ‘public.’ It should be accessible to the general public and could, but doesn't have to be, targeted at young students.
A woman applying for a rad scholarship for women studying STEM fields

The video applications will be reviewed by an advisory board of seventy women who hold higher degrees and work professionally in STEM. After video applications close, select finalists will move onto the next round and submit additional materials for review.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I apply?

Applications open fall 2018.

Do I have to be a U.S. Citizen to apply?

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.

Does my video have to be about my field of study?

Nope! You can explain any STEM topic you find exciting. Remember to deliver a mini–lecture, not a personal statement.

Can I apply if I'm a graduate student?

The Science Ambassador Scholarship is only open to undergraduate students and high school seniors.

Which fields of study are eligible?

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).

I haven't decided on a major, but I'm definitely going to study a STEM field. Can I still apply?

Yes, you can apply, as long as you will study a STEM field for the entirety of your undergraduate career.

I work in a school. How can I share this opportunity with my students?

You can link them to and download this flyer to print out. If you'd like us to send you other promotional materials, email us at

How can I help support the Science Ambassador Scholarship?

We always want to reach more students. You can help by spreading the word to as many eligible students as possible. You can also support the scholarship financially by buying the Science Pack from Cards Against Humanity. All sales directly fund the scholarship.

Who drew all the amazing illustrations on this site?

Great question! We commissioned the brilliant Ashley Lukashevsky to illustrate pieces for our site.


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The Science Pack

Our goal is to highlight outstanding women in science, technology, engineering, and math. To date, we've funded three full–ride scholarships and created a community of mentors and students who work in STEM fields.

The scholarship is funded by the Cards Against Humanity Science Pack, a 30–card expansion pack co–authored with Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal's Zach Weinersmith and Bad Astronomy's Phil Plait.

 $1,143,584  raised so far

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Dr. Leigh Abrams
Sr. R&D Scientist, Honeywell–UOP

Amanda M. Adams, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University

Veronica Berns, Ph.D.
Northwestern University

Dr. Cynthia Bethea
Oregon National Primate Research Center

Amy Boddy, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara

Jamie Burgess, Ph.D.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Elena Chartoff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry

Dr. Amanda Childers
Honeywell Aerospace

Morgan Cole
Professor of Mathematics, Chaffey College

Laleh Cote
Science Education and Microbiology Doctoral Student

Randi-Michelle Cowin, Ph.D.
Consultant, Slalom LLC

Ana Díaz Rivero
Harvard University

Erica C. Fischer, Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor, Oregon State Univeristy

Molly M. Foote, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology, California Northstate University

Audrey Forticaux
Senior Materials Chemist, 3M

Dr. Julijana Gjorgjieva
Technical University of Munich

Mallory Hacker, Ph.D.
Research Assistant and Professor of Neurology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Maggie Hardy
Federal Research Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kayt Havens
Director of Women's Health, Medical College of Wisconsin

Kathryn Henley, Ph.D.
Regulatory Writer, Synchrogenix

Stephanie Hicks, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University

Sarah Hird, Ph.D.
Hird Lab at the University of Connecticut

Dr. Jennifer Hirsh, PharmD, M.S.
Veterans Health Administration/VISN12

Prof Renée Hlozek
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Kate Hunt

Dr. Christina M. Ignarra
Postdoctoral Research Associate, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Jen Indovina
CEO, Tenrehte Technologies

Dr. Joyce Kao
NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University

Risa Kawai, Ph.D.

Dr. Megan Kelly
Arrupe College

Michelle A Kline, Ph.D.
Simon Fraser University

Sarah Kolitz, Ph.D.
VP of Translational Medicine, Immuneering

Iara Lacher, Ph.D.
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Katie Lancaster
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Virginia

Kimberly Lezak, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School

Tami Lieberman
Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jayde Lovell
Host of ScIQ, Young Turks Network

Lisa Manglass, MS
Ph.D. Student, Clemson University

Heather M. Maranges, M.S.
Researcher, Doctoral Candidate, Florida State University

Lindsay T. Marjoram, Ph.D.
Senior Technology Development Specialist, Affinergy, LLC

Dr. Alison Marklein
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Dr. Mackenzie Mathis
Principal Investigator, Harvard University

Dr. Sarah Mitchell
Loyola Marymount University

MurphyKate Montee
University of Chicago

Kathleen Murphy
Fleet Management Engineer, GE Aviation

Julie Nadel, Ph.D.
The New York Academy of Sciences

Kavita Nanda, MD, MHS
FHI 360 and Duke University

Esther Ngumbi
Auburn University

Kerry J. Nickols, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, California State University Northridge

Christine Sierra O'Connell
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley

Abby Olena, Ph.D.
Vanderbuilt University

Milena Radzikowska MDes, Ph.D.
Mount Royal University

Nadija Rieser
Medical Student, California Northstate University

Dr. Renee Robbins
Ingenuity Web Apps

Molly Rossow, Ph.D.
University of Chicago

Seema Sheth, Ph.D.
UC Berkeley/North Carolina State University

Kathryn Shirk, Ph.D.
Shippensburg University

Sophie Shrand
Creator and host of Science With Sophie, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Kate Sippel, DVM, DACVR
IDEXX Telemedicine

Dr. Fiona Soper
University of Montana

Sabriya Stukes, Ph.D.
Lover of Infectious Diseases, Connect with STEM

Dr. Sara Tallarovic
Biology Educational Technology Specialist, Vernier Software and Technology

Dr. AnnMarie Thomas
Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas

Dr. Laura Trouille

Anna Turetsky, Ph.D.
Lightstone Ventures

Sharda Umanath, Ph.D.
Claremont McKenna College

Sai Sree Uppala, Ph.D.
Claremont McKenna College

Dr. Kelly Weinersmith
Rice University

Kaitlin Stack Whitney, Ph.D.
Rochester Institute of Technology

Jessica Wilson, Ph.D.

Melissa A. Wilson Sayres, Ph.D.
Arizona State University

Cindy Wu
Co–Founder, Experiment

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

Special Thanks

We Proudly Sponsor Donor's Choose

Cards Against Humanity & the Science Ambassador Scholarship are proud sponsors of Donor's Choose. This year, we donated $5,000 to help fund STEM projects and field trips in classrooms around the country.

Help a classroom in need