Cards Against Humanity Is Giving Full Tuition Scholarships to Female Students in STEM

Cards Against Humanity Is Giving Full Tuition Scholarships to Female Students in STEM

Cards Against Humanity is doing more than just equal-opportunity offending. 

The wildly popular card game has awarded incoming University of Pennsylvania freshman Sona Dadhania a full-ride scholarship to pursue Materials Science and Engineering, estimated to be worth about $150,000, according to Slate.

Dadhania is the first recipient of the company's so-called Science Ambassador Scholarship, which was started to empower more young women to join the notoriously gender-gapped STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field.  

"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," Cards Against Humanity community director Jenn Bane said in a company press release. "That's why we decided to both fund a woman's undergraduate education and carve out a public space for women in science to discuss what they're passionate about."

To fund the scholarship, Cards Against Humanity sold a special "Science Pack," which raked in $850,000 for the trust.

Over 1,000 students applied with video submissions, which were judged by a panel of 60 women who work in STEM. Dadhania's submission included a three-minute video in which she discusses nanotechnology. 

The Washington Post reports that fewer than 20% of STEM bachelor's degrees are earned by women.

So, next time you feel a pang of guilt about the less-than-P.C. things you've said during Cards Against Humanity, you can soothe your conscience with Dadhania's reaction to hearing the good news:

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