Scholarship winners

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation and Mensa members are proud of their history of providing scholarships to selected essay winners.


Use the selection boxes to view winners by year and category:


2013 Scholarship Winners

More than 9,400 applications were received from students in the first year of online scholarship submissions. The students competed for 176 scholarship awards totaling more than $78,000. Volunteers with 97 Mensa Local Groups participated in the scholarship program, and each of their local winners will receive a Karen Cooper or Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $300.

Winners came from 43 states including Hawaii and Alaska. The top states in number of winners were California, Florida, New York, Texas and Pennsylvania.



Local Group Awards administered by the Foundation

Carol Gomez Scholarship ($500.00) Howard Kouan, Philadelphia, PA
 
Chicago Area Mensa Scholarship ($300.00) Megan Ramirez, Vernon Hills, IL
Nina Andrejevic, Libertyville, IL
 
Chod Harris Scholarship ($500.00) Raghid Mardini, Santa Rosa, CA
 
Dave Hunt Scholarship ($1,000.00) Melissa Privette, Pittsburgh, PA
 
David Felt Scholarship ($1,000.00) Noreen Warner, Saugus, CA
 
Denver Mensa Scholarship ($500.00) Brady Hilgenberg, Loveland, CO
 
Greater Phoenix Scholarship ($600.00) Cheryl Dilks, Flagstaff, AZ
 
Jack Haley Memorial Scholarship ($500.00) Tanaz Meghjani, Fayetteville, GA
 
Joe Vitale Memorial Scholarship ($1,000.00) Abel Crean, Davie, FL
 
John Matthews Scholarship ($500.00) Audrey Post, Solsberry, IN
 
Memphis Mensa Scholarship ($300.00) Hunter Montgomery, Jonesboro, AR
 
Minnesota Mensa Scholarship ($500.00) Connor Duffy, Lino Lakes, MN
 
Northern Michigan Mensa Scholarship ($500.00) Joshua Tabbert, Interlochen, MI
 
Orange County Mensa Scholarship ($1,000.00) Timothy Minh, Orange, CA
 
Oregon Mensa Scholarship ($400.00) Joshua Dunham, Portland, OR
Katherine Ouzounian, Hillsboro, OR
 
Peggy Deane Scholarship ($500.00) Makaya Gittens, Brooklyn, NY
 
Rhode Island Mensa Scholarship ($300.00) Elizabeth Tripp, Dartmouth, MA
 
San Diego Mensa Scholarship ($1,000.00) Corey Walsh, Carlsbad, CA
Tammuz Dubnov, San Diego, CA
 
WPAM Three Rivers Leaders Scholarship ($500.00) Megan Bowers, Cochranton, PA
Nina Griffith, Johnstown, PA
Samantha DeMatteo, New Castle, PA
 


Foundation Local Group Awards

Region 01

Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Ayla Priestley, West Lebanon, NH
Carly Martin, Montpelier, VT
Carolyn Humphrey, west new york, NJ
Emily Elicker, Lake George, NY
Kerri Kottmann, Hopewell Junction, NY
Mairead Day, Mansfield, MA
Matthew D'Antuono, Mapleville, RI
Shivali Gupta, Trumbull, CT
Simon Zheng, Somers, NY
Tessa Theriault, Poland, ME
Tiffany Yuh, New Milford, CT
 
 
Region 02

Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Allison Ziegler, Bryn Mawr, PA
Anthony Hoover, Lancaster, PA
April Barnett, Chesapeake, VA
Dahyana Arias Escayola, Frederick, MD
Gina Morgese, Carbondale, PA
Kevin Holton, Long Branch, NJ
 
 
Region 03

Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Alaina D'Aloiso, Pittsburgh, PA
Benjamin Witt, Parma, OH
Casey France, Logan, WV
Chantal Konopka, Traverse City, MI
Chelsea Livesay, Centerville, OH
Cody Webb, Bloomfield, NY
Hannah Bingham, Barbourville, KY
Jacqueline Stofsick, Stow, OH
Katherine Cavellier, Oxford, MI
Lillian VanDeMark, Saint Louis, MI
Lindsey Kentner, Hilliard, OH
Margaret Filbrandt, South Haven, MI
Marina Maslek, Buffalo, NY
Noemi Wood, Morrow, OH
Sravya Vishnubhatla, Louisville, KY
 
 
Region 04

Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Connor Perkins, Edwardsville, IL
Francesca Dawis, Minneapolis, MN
Hannah Salrin, Rushville, IL
Isabella Livorni, Madison, WI
Steven Phillips, Jamestown, IN
Suzanne Walker, Lake Station, IN
Trevor Schrock, Arthur, IL
 
 
Region 05

Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Brenda Matthews, Bluffton, SC
Constance Hester, Rossville, GA
Costa Christopoulos, Trussville, AL
Elmer York, Sophia, NC
Gabrielle Hochu, Bartlett, TN
Hannah Moyles, Wake Forest, NC
Jessica McDonald, Charlotte, NC
Junita Jamison, Denmark, SC
Lindsey South, Huntsville, AL
Megan Baldwin, Murfreesboro, TN
Natasha Smith, Suwanee, GA
Paisley Staton, Hayesville, NC
Rachel Whitmire, Pendleton, SC
Thomas Caltabilota, West Long Branch, NJ
Veronica Bell, North Charleston, SC
 
 
Region 06

Karen Cooper Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Angela Colvard, yukon, OK
Angela Meyer, Lott, TX
Austin Blaydes, Eden, TX
Candace Johnson, Tom Bean, TX
Hallie Million, De Leon, TX
Joi Stevens, Cibolo, TX
Kimberly Payne, Albuquerque, NM
Mansi Raythatha, Kingwood, TX
Mikaela Steele, Chaparral, NM
Misty Jackson, Sumner, TX
Ramzi Labbane, Broken Arrow, OK
 
 
Region 07

Karen Cooper Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Amanda Kendall, Meeker, CO
Cecile Hoornaert, Bottineau, ND
Jenna Sneeden, Gillette, WY
Kaitlyn Holcomb, Colorado Springs, CO
Klarissa Kobernusz, Sioux Falls, SD
Molly Kaup, Topeka, KS
Rachael DeTar, Longmont, CO
Ruth Dickey-Chasins, Grinnell, IA
Sierra Rasmussen, Norfolk, NE
Trenton Klimper, Fort Morgan, CO
 
 
Region 08

Karen Cooper Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Adam Zufall, Redding, CA
Amelia Bear, Portland, OR
Denna Good-Mojab, Lynnwood, WA
Hayley Hirsh, Palo Alto, CA
Jacqueline Rocha, Petaluma, CA
Kelsey Meacham, Anchorage, AK
 
 
Region 09

Karen Cooper Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Andrew Ninh, Fountain Valley, CA
Jessy Kartchner, St. David, AZ
Kinsly Joseph, Honolulu, HI
Larissa Arizaga, Barstow, CA
Mariah Buckley, Scottsdale, AZ
Michelle Vaisman, Agoura Hills, CA
Sarah Short, Las Vegas, NV
Taimur Rehan, Carlsbad, CA
 
 
Region 10

Karen Cooper Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Brandon DeLucca, Davie, FL
Carrie Kirby, Lakeland, FL
Cecelia Morales, Bonita Springs, FL
Christina Levy, Clearwater, FL
Emily Sachs, Palm City, FL
Mary-Grace Reeves, Pensacola, FL
Nathanael Whittenton, Jacksonville, FL
Zachary Decker, Pensacola, FL
 
 

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