Cards Against Humanity is Offering a Full-Ride STEM Scholarship for Women
Passionate about science? Applying to college — or already enrolled? You might be able to earn yourself a full-ride scholarship.
Cards Against Humanity has opened the application for its 2018 Science Ambassador Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship for a woman earning her undergraduate degree in science, engineering or math.
The iconic card game funds the scholarship program through its 30-card Science Pack expansion set, which retails for $10. All profits from sales of the Science Pack go toward the scholarship, which is up to more than $1.1 million.
How to Apply to be the Next Science Ambassador
If you identify as a woman, will be enrolled in college in fall 2018 and can talk circles around a STEM textbook, then you have no reason to not apply for this scholarship.
To apply, submit a three-minute video in which you “deliver a mini lecture, not a personal statement, as if you are teaching or lecturing an audience,” the application explains. Share your excitement about the topic of your choice, which doesn’t have to be your chosen field.
Upload your video to YouTube, make it public and fill out the super-short application form. A group of 60 women who work in science and engineering, plus your parents and aunts and uncles, will judge your video.
The website specifies 10 video finalists will be asked to submit additional materials, although what those materials will be is not explained. Basically, be ready to prove you’re majoring in a STEM field.
Your deadline: Dec. 11. Finalists will be notified in January, and the winner will be announced in April 2018.
Lisa Rowan is a writer and producer at The Penny Hoarder. All her degrees are in history. Disqualified.