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:


2012 Scholarship Winners

More than 5,000 students competed for 162 scholarship awards with a total value of $72,800. Winners ranged in age from 15 to 51 at the time of their application. Volunteers with 83 Mensa Local Groups finished the scholarship program, and each of their local winners will receive a Karen Cooper or Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $300. American Mensa's Great Lakes and Ohio Valley Region had the most Local Group participation.

Winners came from 43 states including Hawaii. The top seven states in number of winners were California, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado and Michigan.



Local Group Awards administered by the Foundation

Ben Moskowitz Memorial Scholarship ($500.00) Asli Ceren Tahan, Pittsburgh, PA
 
Carol Gomez Scholarship ($500.00) Shannah Rose, Cape May, NJ
 
Chicago Area Mensa Scholarship ($300.00) Deana Marielle Williams, Park Forest, IL
Nathan Tacha, Evanston, IL
 
Chod Harris Scholarship ($500.00) Martin Anderson, Crescent City, CA
 
David Hunt Memorial Scholarship ($1,000.00) Ethan Abramson, Pittsburgh, PA
 
Denver Mensa Scholarship ($500.00) Devan Serrano, Livermore, CO
 
Gordon K. Andersen Scholarship ($500.00) Sally Traut, Sartell, MN
 
Greater Phoenix Scholarship ($600.00) Andrew Jonathan Isaac, Chandler, AZ
 
Jane Freedman Memorial Scholarship ($500.00) Colby G. Schindel, Bradfordwoods, PA
 
Joe Vitale Memorial Scholarship ($1,000.00) Kevin Cress, Weston, FL
 
John Matthews Award ($500.00) Hannah E. Ramey, Cloverdale, IN
 
Memphis Mensa Scholarship ($300.00) Virginia Gray, Jonesboro, AR
 
Northern Michigan Mensa Scholarship ($500.00) Christian Tollini, Onaway, MI
 
Orange County Mensa Scholarship ($500.00) Ryan Undeborg, Laguna Niguel, CA
 
Oregon Mensa Scholarship ($400.00) Camille Walker, Corvallis, OR
Joseph Philips Meyer, Tillamook, OR
 
Peggy Deane Scholarship ($500.00) Ian Janer, New York, NY
 
San Diego Mensa Scholarship ($1,000.00) Nancy Nguyen, San Diego, CA
 
The Dave Felt Scholarship ($1,000.00) Manual Rodrigues, Los Angeles, CA
 
Verne Wetzel Memorial Scholarship ($500.00) Patsy James Tatano, Houston, PA
 


Foundation Local Group Awards

Region 01

Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Aula Libby, Standish, ME
Emily Elicker, Lake George, NY
Shomriel Tovah Goodman, Oxford, MA
 
Karen Cooper Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Coco Thomas, Morris Plains, NJ
Lindsey Marquardt, New York, NY
Lorraine O'Donnell, New Paltz, NY
Ryan Eric Pauer, Brookline, NH
Sarah Bedard, Albany, VT
Tyrone C. Black, New Britain, CT
 
 
Region 02

Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Adrienne Legg, Newtown, PA
Alayna McKenzie Johnson, Norfolk, VA
Byron Douglas Hughes, Houston, TX
Samuel A. Manzie, Trenton, NJ
 
Karen Cooper Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Jonathan Peake, Lutherville, MD
Nicole Dolack, Allentown, PA
 
 
Region 03

Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Alanna Catherine Franklin, Emmalena, KY
Amaryllis Bidyaka, Maineville, OH
Amy M. Johnson, Bowling Green, OH
Clark A. Belanger, Traverse City, MI
Marina Brace, Williamsville, NY
Raelynne Nicole Ferden, Dimondale, Mi
Taylor R. Finn, Coraopolis, PA
 
Karen Cooper Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Andrew D. Auffenberg, Wadsworth, OH
Blythe Worstell, Toledo, OH
Darian Eswine, Georgetown, IN
Hilary Keenan, Waltham, MA
Lily Beaumont, Rochester, NY
Matthew D. DeVilbliss, Brookville, OH
Stephen Carter, Kalamazoo, MI
Wendy Ernzen, Bloomfield Township, MI
 
 
Region 04

Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Anita Bierman, Effingham, IL
Cole Remmen, Detroit Lakes, MN
Rachel Lauren Storm, Champaign, IL
Sarah Dugan, Wayne, IL
Stephanie Wenclawski, Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Karen Cooper Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Daniel Flucke, Fond du Lac, WI
Reginald Paige, St. Louis, MO
Sarah Phinney, Huron, OH
 
 
Region 05

Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Allen Taylor Worth, Fairview, NC
Amberly M. Briscoe, Douglas, AL
Elizabeth Ferraro, Fayetteville, NC
Jake Russell, Arlington, TN
Rachel Alyssa Whitmire, Pendleton, SC
 
Jack Haley Memorial Scholarship ($500.00) Jennifer Rodriguez, Fairmount, GA
 
Karen Cooper Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Brandi Smith, Springfield, TN
Cody Howell, Fortson, GA
Mary Katherine Cook, Birmingham, AL
Pamela Dawn Corwin, Ladson, SC
Virginia Ann Lipps, Plumtree, NC
 
 
Region 06

Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Annalissa Garcia, LaPorte, TX
Nicholas Sevey, Coahoma, TX
Sean R. Coss, Rio Rancho, NM
Taylor Renee Aldridge, Norman, OK
 
Karen Cooper Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Abigail Rose Buckholz, Carlsbad, NM
Jenna Long, San Antonio, TX
Kaitlyn Williams, Grand Prairie, TX
Kristin Young, Round Rock, TX
 
 
Region 07

Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Alex B. Mejia, Fort Collins, CO
Jacob Smith, Blanca, CO
Natalie Davis, Springfield, MO
 
Karen Cooper Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Caitlin M. Harris, Wheatland, WY
Daniel Kennedy, Lawrence, KS
Emily Hackett, Aurora, NE
Joshua Dutler, Ida Grove, IA
Kali Walsh, Wolford, ND
Katelyn Currier, Broomfield, CO
 
 
Region 08

Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Meghann Anneliese Dailey, Oak Harbor, WA
Rachel Kamradt, Arcata, CA
 
Karen Cooper Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Katherine A. Ouzounian, Hillsboro, OR
Matthew D. Sacchet, Stanford, CA
Victoria Sharon Yancey, Anchorage, AK
 
 
Region 09

Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Janine Anne Chua, Tracy, CA
Keisey Barnhill, Cardiff, CA
Lailauni J. Moore, Ft. Defiance, AZ
 
Karen Cooper Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) David Taylor, Hesperia, CA
David Vences, Chino Hills, CA
Tyler J. Davis, St. David, AZ
 
 
Region 10

Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Christiana Elford, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Jasmine Pettaway, Orange Park, FL
Katherine Ann Bundz, Eustis, FL
Shawna Storozuk, Naples, FL
 
Karen Cooper Memorial Scholarship ($300.00) Alanna Eley, Spring Hill, FL
Janice A. Malone, Milton, FL
Tianna De Jesus, Miramar, FL
 
 

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