The Science Ambassador Scholarship

The Science Ambassador Scholarship is a full–tuition scholarship for women and non–binary students in science, technology, engineering, or math.
Funded by Cards Against Humanity. Applications for the 2025 academic year open this fall.

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

The 2024 Winner

Did you apply for the 2024 Science Ambassador Scholarship?
If so, your application is currently under review by our advisory board.
We'll reach out in early February to let you know if you're a finalist.

How To Apply This Fall

Applications for the 2025 academic year open this fall. To apply, film a three–minute educational 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 videos we've liked in the past, check out our previous winners. Your video should be:

  • 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. We value novel, memorable approaches to topics. Your video doesn't need to be fancy or high–tech. Production value is not a factor.
  • Three minutes or less in length. Videos longer than this will not be considered. No exceptions!
  • About any STEM topic, not necessarily your field of study. Pick a topic that excites and fascinates you. We don't need to hear about the latest thing in science news (unless that's your jam).
  • Scientifically accurate. We encourage you to cite the sources used to research your topic. Ideally, this would be in a slide or frame at the end of your video. You can use any citation format you'd like.
  • Uploaded to YouTube and marked ‘public.’ No exceptions!
A person applying for a rad scholarship for women and non-binary people studying STEM fields

An advisory board of women and non-binary professionals who hold higher degrees and work in a broad range of STEM fields will review applications and select finalists. Finalists will be notified in early 2025 to submit additional materials. A winner will be announced in April 2025.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I apply?

Applications open fall 2024.

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 or a United States Territory.

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?

No. The Science Ambassador Scholarship is only open to undergraduate students and high school seniors.

How many years of tuition does this scholarship cover?

We'll pay the winner's undergraduate tuition expenses for up to four years, starting with the 2024-2025 academic year. Please note that we do not reimburse the winner for tuition expenses incurred prior to winning this scholarship.

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 to or download this flyer.

How can I help support the Science Ambassador Scholarship?

You can spread the word to as many eligible students as possible. Also, you could grab the Cards Against Humanity Science Pack or Climate Catastrophe Pack. All sales fund the scholarship.

Meet the Winners

An illustration of all of our Science Ambassador Scholarship winners so far. You could be one of them! An illustration of all of our Science Ambassador Scholarship winners so far. You could be one of them!

Every semester, our scholarship winners make videos explaining a topic they're learning about in school.

Meet the Science Ambassadors

The Expansion Packs

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

Scholarship funds are provided by sales of Cards Against Humanity's Science Pack and Climate Catastrophe Pack.

 $1,406,836  raised so far

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Meet the Judges

Advisory Board Co-Chairs

Dr. Diana Buist Senior Director Strategic Partnerships, Grail Inc.

Erin Diel, PhD Head of Product, Glencoe Software

Jen Indovina CEO, Tenrehte Technologies

Dr. Sarah Mitchell Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Loyola Marymount University

Julie Nadel Director of Graduate Education, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Esther Ngumbi Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Advisory Board

Abbey Perl, PhD

Ali Rosenberg, PhD

Amanda M. Burkhardt Asst. Professor, Dept. of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California

Annalena La Porte, PhD

Brittany Allen-Petersen, PhD Asst. Professor of Biological Sciences, Purdue University

Casey Hall Head of Research, Cards Against Humanity

Christine Sierra O'Connell Asst. Professor, Dept. of Environmental Studies, Macalester College

Cristina Carrazza, PhD Research Scientist at NORC at the University of Chicago

Crystal Pickard RA, LEED AP

Diana Buist Senior Director, Evidence Partner Program

Dr Kasifa Khalid Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Wellcome Trust

Dr Michelle Ann Kline Centre for Culture and Evolution, Brunel University London

Dr. Alison Marklein

Dr. Catherine Situma Risk Management and Safety, Auburn University

Dr. Esther Ngumbi

Dr. Joyce Kao EMBA Core Team Member

Dr. Laurie Bayet Dept. of Neuroscience, American University

Dr. Lisa Manglass Asst. Professor of Physics, Francis Marion University

Dr. Melody Di Bona Human Oncology and Pathogenesis, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Natalie Davidson Dept. of Biomedical Informatics, University of Colorado Anschutz

Erin Bowles, MPH Epidemiologist, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Erin Diel, PhD Head of Product, Glencoe Software

Golnoosh Kamali, PhD Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, Johns Hopkins University

Heather M. Maranges, PhD Florida State University

Heather Spencer Feigelson, PhD, MPH Institute of Health Research, Kaiser Permanente

Jennifer Hirsh PharmD, MS

Jennifer Indovina CEO, Tenrehte

Jessica Gentile Solomon, DVM, MS, DACVIM-Cardiology Senior Medical Manager of Cardiology, IDEXX Telemedicine Consultants

Julie Nadel, PhD Director of Graduate Education, Johns Hopkins University

K. Elizabeth Garr, MD

Kara Stevens, PhD Senior Strategy and Research Officer, Walton Family Foundation

Karina Wernecke Technical Product Manager

Kate Sippel, DVM, DACVR Senior Medical Manager IDEXX Telemedicine

Kathleen Vincent Instructor, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Kathryn Havens, MD

Kathryn Henley, PhD Director of Scientific Writing

Lindsay Marjoram, PhD Director of In Vitro Services

Lisa Carter-Bawa, PhD, MPH, APRN, ANP-C, FAAN Director, Cancer Prevention Precision Control Institute

Megan Hoover, PhD

Meghan Joly, PhD Clinical Scientist, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Molly Rossow, PhD Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Nadija Rieser, MD

Prof Hlozek Dunlap Institute and Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto

Prof. Amy Boddy Dept. of Anthropology, University of California Santa Barbara

Sarah Kolitz, PhD VP Translational Medicine, Immuneering

Sona Dadhania Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

Valerie Were, PhD Social and Behavioral Science Analyst, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Y. Frances Fei, MD Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Nationwide Children's Hospital