Sean Carroll's Mindscape Big Picture Scholarship

2 winners, $10,000 each
Application Deadline
Dec 31, 2024
Winners Announced
Jan 31, 2025
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners

The universe is extraordinarily complex, but it is also understandable. It is crucially important that we support young people who are passionate about working to understand it better.

Sean Carroll is a physicist, philosopher, and host of the Mindscape podcast. Mindscape is dedicated to the idea that the quest to understand our world, from a wide variety of angles, is one of the most important of all human activities.

The Mindscape Big Picture Scholarship was created to provide financial support for those who are looking to pursue higher education to understand how the world works.

This scholarship is open to all students who have a deep curiosity in studying the universe for its own sake—whether that be pursuing studies in physics, philosophy, biology, mathematics, literature, or any other field that seeks better understanding of our existence—and will seek to lift up those from underrepresented communities in those fields, and first-generation college students.

If you would like to contribute to this scholarship and aid in supporting a young brilliant mind’s education, Sean Carroll will personally match every contribution until the total of $10,000 is reached.

Scholarship recipients will receive $10,000, to be put toward the tuition cost of an undergraduate degree. If sufficient funds are raised, more than one winner will be selected, or the remaining funds will carry over to support scholarships in subsequent years.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published May 18, 2024