No – it’s not a joke or a game. Cards Against Humanity has launched a new full-ride scholarship for women
in STEM fields called the Science Ambassador Scholarship. Open to women in undergraduate studies, the winner acts as an ambassador for their field, according to the Science Ambassador Scholarship’s website
The first winner was announced recently. Sona Dadhania was selected from over one thousand applicants for a full-ride scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania. She plans to study Materials Science and Engineering.
Cards Against Humanity states that the scholarship is funded by the sales of their Cards Against Humanity “Science Pack
,” which has raised over $850,000 to date. Jenn Bane, community director for Cards Against Humanity, wrote in a press release that, “We created this scholarship to raise visibility of women in science. Several of us at Cards Against Humanity have backgrounds in science and technology, and underrepresentation of women in STEM
fields is a glaring problem we’ve seen ourselves.”
To apply, students were asked to submit a public, three-minute video to YouTube explaining a scientific topic for which they were passionate. The videos were judged not on quality or length; rather, they were judged on passion, excitement and enthusiasm.
In addition to winning a full-ride, Dadhania will continue producing videos on Cards Against Humanity’s YouTube channel to share her love for STEM topics.
will open once more in the fall of 2016. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or residents as well as enrolled full-time during the 2017 – 2018 academic year in a STEM field. Look for the scholarship once it opens for applications again on Fastweb.