Scholarship Application

The Mensa Foundation scholarship program bases its awards totally on essaysThe Mensa Education & Research Foundation college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need.

The U.S. scholarship application process opens
Sept. 15 and closes Jan. 15.
No application forms
are available at any other time.
Determine eligibility
and begin the U.S. process here.

The International scholarship application
can be found here.


There are three requirements for applicants:

1. The applicant must currently be a resident of a participating American Mensa Local Group's area.

2. The applicant must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.

3. The applicant must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.


Between September and January, interested individuals can determine eligibility and begin the process.

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