By: Caroline Newman, Editor in Chief
Cards Against Humanity, purveyors of the world’s most horrible card game, have announced that applications for their Science Ambassador Scholarship are now open! The Science Ambassador Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship for women studying science, technology, engineering, or math. Any female high school senior or undergraduate college student can apply; all they have to do is create a three-minute video explaining a topic in STEM that they enjoy. Finalists will be notified in Spring 2018. Applications are reviewed by a committee of over 50 women who have advanced degrees in STEM fields, including Dr. Alice Marklein (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab), Sophie Shrand (Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago), and Lara Lacher (Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute).
This will be the third year that Cards Against Humanity will award a full-tuition scholarship to a woman interested in STEM. The recipient of the first Science Ambassador Scholarship is currently studying Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. The 2017 scholarship recipient is studying Physics at Harvey Mudd College.
If you are not eligible for the scholarship, but are supportive of its message, you can help spread the word or even support it financially! The Science Ambassador Scholarship is funded by the Cards Against Humanity “Science Pack,” a 30-card expansion pack to be used with the original Cards Against Humanity game.