Woman in STEM on her computer in bed.
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All that glitters isn't gold, and porn is more than just naked people having sex. 

Pornhub, one of the internet's top destinations for watching strangers doing the nasty, announced their second annual Women in STEM scholarship — yeah, you read that right. 

According to the press release, the site's charity initiative, Pornhub Cares, will award a woman studying science, technology, math or engineering a $25,000 scholarship.

So, what's the connection between helping women and watching porn? Apparently, a ton. 

Pornhub's staff created the scholarship to let their female watchers know the porn business isn't all about men. Given that millennials watch the most porn, the idea makes sense. 

"We figure more and more female fans will visit Pornhub in the coming days, months, years and we want them to know they have Pornhub material catered to them to peruse and, more importantly, that we are doing our part to empower women," Pornhub spokesperson Chris Jackson told Revelist.  

In a pretty awesome nod to the women who help upkeep the technology that keeps Pornhub running, they're also acknowledging how important it is to get more women in tech. 

"Pornhub works hard to make millions of people happy every single day. This is no easy feat and we couldn't do it without some of the awesome women on our team of developers, engineers and analysts," the scholarship site reads. "We do, however, recognize that women are vastly underrepresented in tech, with the latest diversity reports estimating that women are filling as little as just 20-30% of positions in the field."

And they're right. 

Although women make up almost half of the workforce, only 25% work in STEM-related fields. Because these are seen as male roles, or because men oftentimes push women out of them, women leave or pursue other options. But getting women into STEM careers will help close the wage gap. Even the White House has prioritized getting more girls into STEM.   

Pornhub is now in on it too. 

The scholarship will go to a woman studying STEM at an accredited post-secondary institution who has at least a 3.0 GPA. Participants have to submit a 1000-word essay along with a video elaborating on "the good" in the work that they do. 

Per the press release, judges will assess the women on their leadership skills, creativity, extracurricular activities, and community service. Last year, their Pornhub's scholarship went to MaryAnn Uribe, a 48-year-old mother of two who attends Troy University in San Antonio, TX. 

Jackson told Revelist that Pornhub's also raised money for domestic violence awareness and breast cancer.

"Twenty-four percent of our viewers worldwide are females and with 60 million daily visitors that’s a significantly large number," he said.

Hear that ladies? Pornhub really does care. 

Submissions close October 31, 2016.