Pornhub is offering a $25K scholarship and you don't even have to take your clothes off.

Pornhub is offering a $25K scholarship and you don't even have to take your clothes off.
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Pornhub is helping one lucky woman pay for college and no, this is not a premise for a porno. For the second year in a row, Pornhub Cares, the philanthropic division of the adult website, ​ is granting a $25,000 scholarship to one college student. And you don't even have to get naked to earn it!

The scholarship program began last year when Pornhub Cares launched an essay contest to help a hopeful student finance their education. The prize ended up going to 48-year-old mother-of-two MaryAnn Uribe, who is currently in the process of earning her bachelor’s degree from Troy University.

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Last year's scholarship was open to all genders in all fields of study, but this year's award will specially be given to a woman in with the ambition to work in the STEM fields—that is, science, technology, engineering or math. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics although 47% of the workforce is comprised of women, only 24% of people working in STEM fields are female.

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Listen to Mayim Bialik, she is both.
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Pornhub VP Corey Price was kind enough to answer some of my questions about the Pornhub Cares scholarship program because believe me, I had a few.

Someecards: I think the first and most obvious question is why did Pornhub decide to start a scholarship? Porn and STEM scholarships seem like an unlikely pair.

Corey Price​: At our core, we (Pornhub) are a technology company. This year we wanted to tackle a specific issue and the lack of gender equality in STEM fields really resonated with us. While women are succeeding in these fields today, much more needs to be done. We wanted to do our part in encouraging, and ultimately cultivating, world-class talent in these fields.

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Last year's scholarship was open to men and women in any field of study. What went into the decision to focus this year's scholarship on women in STEM?

We wanted to switch it up this go-round and lend our efforts towards a specific issue. Women have long been vastly underrepresented in the technology industry as well as in the math, science and engineering industries. We anticipate launching the scholarship each year with a new specific angle.

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Whoa. Pornhub just got feminist AF.
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How would you respond to those who think it is hypocritical for a porn site to offer women money by way of scholarship?

At the end of the day, we identify ourselves as a technology company and as a technology company are doing our part to create more opportunities for women in the industry, which is dominated by males. I want to be vehemently clear about this—the sole purpose of this scholarship is to provide recipients the opportunity to achieve their academic goals.

We want to initiate meaningful change in the world and better the lives of our fans. We’ve been able to do that through Pornhub Cares and are excited for future campaigns.

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Pornhub has done other charity work in addition to the scholarship program. Do you think porn can save the world?

I think Pornhub can help save the world. We now represent much more than just adult entertainment. This past year we launch our philanthropic arm, Pornhub Cares, and have spearheaded various campaigns to benefit those in need. Past initiatives under Pornhub Cares include: launching a described video category on our site for the visually impaired, saving the whales by making a charitable contribution towards the conservation of whales for each video viewed on our platform during a designated time period and teaming together with Christy Mack to create a limited edition clothing line to support the fight against domestic violence. There are a lot more philanthropic campaigns still to come. So be on the lookout!

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Save the whales with pornhub.

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To qualify for the Pornhub Cares Scholarship female applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution, be in a STEM-related field, and be 18 years of age or older. Those who meet the criteria can apply by writing a 1,000-1,500 word essay on how you are working to make the world a better place. You can also include a video with your submission ... but you should keep your clothes on. The contest will be running through November 30, and a winner will be selected by the end of December. To apply for the scholarship, click here.

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