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Cards Against Humanity’s New Science Pack To Help Fund STEM Scholarship

by Jon Gregory on Mar 31, 2015 at 07:37 AM

Cards Against Humanity already has a history of giving away a good portion of its proceeds, and now the company is helping to cover tuition for women studying in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

The Science Pack (which is not to be confused with the unofficial Cards Against Science expansion, as some have been reporting) was co-authored by Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait and Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’s Zach Weinersmith, and is currently available on the Cards Against Humanity store for $10. It’s not the expansion itself that’s making a buzz, however.

Proceeds from the from the pack, currently sitting at $184,848 at the time of this story, will go to fund the Cards Against Humanity Science Ambassador Scholarship. The scholarship will pay for up to four years of school for women seeking undergraduate degrees in STEM fields. The scholarship itself extends to any students who identify as “as women in a way that’s significant to them,” which opens to the door to even more underrepresented students.

No time table has been announced for the scholarship to begin accepting applicants for the 2016 school year, but it is open to students who are in highschool as well as college. A board of more than 40 women who hold higher degrees and work in STEM fields – including representatives from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Harvard Medical School, and the Smithsonian Institution – will review applications. 

To find out more about the Cards Against Humanity Science Ambassador Scholarship, check out the scholarship’s website and the official press release announcing it.