On the Gabbing Geek podcast, Jenny blasted the popular show as dreck but even the heartless Jenny should be proud of how the cast and crew of The Big Bang Theory used their success to help the world become a better place!
The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment has already raised $4 million to support undergraduate students at UCLA who are studying the sciences. Starting in the fall, 20 Big Bang Theory grants will be awarded to UCLA science students who have gotten in on academic merit but need extra support to supplement their financial aid, according to a UCLA statement. Every year, five more students will be added.
Chuck Lorre, The Big Bang Theory co-creator and executive producer, is mostly funding the endowment, with help from show co-stars like Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Mayim Bialik and Johnny Galecki, and with contributions from Warner Bros. and CBS, the Los Angeles Times reports. This is the first UCLA scholarship from the cast and crew of a TV series.
Nice to take some of the HUGE money this show generates to promote science education for the less fortunate.
Good for the geeks of The Big Bang Theory!