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There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

Are you a fan of the “party game for horrible people?” Maybe you should be, as Cards Against Humanity is funding a full-ride scholarship for women who are pursuing a degree in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or math). If you’d like to help fund this scholarship and support young women in science, all while having a lot of fun, consider investing in the Science Pack expansion deck, available here.

Scholarship: Science Ambassador Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Cards Against Humanity

Amount: Full tuition coverage up to 4 years

Number of Scholarships Awarded: One

Eligible Students: Female high school and undergraduate college students. Applicants must be majoring in a STEM program, and either attending or planning to attend college in the fall after the application deadline.

Eligible College(s): Any accredited college or university in the U.S.

How to Apply: Submit a three-minute video lecture of yourself explaining a topic in science you are passionate about. Video should be uploaded to YouTube and set to public.

Applications will be reviewed by a group of women who work in science, including employees of NASA, the Smithsonian Institute, and universities.  Ten finalists will be selected and asked for additional materials.

Deadline: December 9th

Website: http://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org/

Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.

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Written by Beth Feinberg Keenan
Beth Feinberg Keenan is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Before joining College Coach, Beth worked as a Senior Financial Aid Officer at Northeastern University. Visit our website to learn more about Beth Feinberg Keenan.