Mensa Essay Scholarship Contests

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation is accepting application for “The U.S. Scholarship Program”. Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who will be enrolled in accredited colleges for the following academic year may apply. The Foundation’s U.S. scholarship program relies on approximately 400 volunteers around the country with support from the Foundation’s office staff. The program covers all of the country and awards more than $87,000 a year.

Founded in 1971, the Mensa Education & Research Foundation is a philanthropic, nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization committed to the pursuit of excellence in human intelligence. The mission and strategic focus are directed at scholarships, education and awards.

Eligibility:

There are two requirements for applicants:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.
  • Applicants must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.

How to Apply:

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • The U.S. scholarship program covers all of the country and awards more than $87,000 a year.
  • The Foundation’s U.S. scholarship program relies on approximately 400 volunteers around the country with support from the Foundation’s office staff.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted online on or before 11:59 p.m., CST (Central Standard Time) or 05:59, GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), on January 15, 2017.

Link for More Information:

http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/us-scholarship-process/

Contact Information:

Questions regarding the competition should be directed to Director-at-mensafoundation.org.

 

The U.S. scholarship program covers all of the country and awards more than $140,000 every year. The Foundation's U.S. scholarship program relies on approximately 450 volunteers around the country with support from the Foundation's office staff.

U.S. applicants need not be Mensa members. However, Mensa members may apply for both these scholarship programs and the additional Mensa Member Award Program.

The Foundation's International Scholarship Program is open to international Mensans (other than American Mensa). One scholarship, which also includes dependents of international Mensa members, is for those attending college in the United States. The other scholarships are for international Mensans attending college other than in the U.S.

The Foundation's 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 scholarship application process is open Sept. 15 - Jan. 15.
Scholarship winners will be notified by mail and listed online.

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