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
Big Bang Theory Launches Science Scholarship
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. (Read more The Big Bang Theory (sitcom) stories.)

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