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 2017 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 almost $1 million.
How to Apply to be the Next Science Ambassador
If you identify as a woman, will be enrolled in college in fall 2017 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.
Need some inspiration? Check out the video entry by last year’s winner.
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. The winner will be announced in March 2017.
Your Turn: What topic would you explain in your application video for this awesome scholarship?
Lisa Rowan is a writer and producer at The Penny Hoarder. All her degrees are in history. Disqualified.