Big Bang Theory Launches Science Scholarship

20 awards to be given out at UCLA this year
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2015 4:00 PM CDT
Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Jim Parsons, Melissa Rauch and Simon Helberg are shown in CBS's “The Big Bang Theory,” Thursday, May 9.   (AP Photo/CBS, Monty Brinton)

(Newser) The Big Bang Theory's fictional scientists are looking to help real-life scientists. The show's co-creator Chuck Lorre, along with the cast and crew, has created a new scholarship at UCLA for low-income science students, and will give out 20 awards this fall, the New York Times reports. Including gifts from TBBT stars including Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, and Mayim Bialik, the Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endownment has raised more than $4 million so far. This year's winners will be announced on the sitcom's set; in future years, five scholarships will be awarded per year.

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