Mensa Foundation College Scholarship for U.S Students

Applications for the Mensa Foundation College Scholarship is now invited. This call is intended to the U.S students who will be enrolled in the next academic year. Mensa foundation, the sponsor, provides up to  $130,000 a year for the scholarship winners. To apply, all required materials must be received by January 15 each year.

Scholarship Description
The Mensa Education & Research Foundation is accepting U.S. scholarship application. 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 $130,000 a year.

Award Value
The Mensa Foundation College Scholarship covers all of the country and awards more than $130,000 a year.

Level and Area of Studies
College or university level in any subject.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • 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.
  • The applicant must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.
  • Only one application is allowed per student in this scholarship competition.
  • Applicants must intend to enroll in an accredited educational institution for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Applicants’ Nationality
Only the U.S citizens or permanent residents are invited to apply.

Application Instruction
To apply, students are required to write and essay describing their career, vocational or academic goals by using following guidelines:

  • Essays must be the applicants’ original work and no more than 550 words in length.
  • Essays must be entered via cut/paste on our scholarship application form on this Web site. Essays will be truncated to the limit specified.
  • Essay submissions are stored and reviewed as “plain text” without additional markup. Please make note of this when crafting your essay.
  • Applicants’ names, addresses, and other identifying information MUST NOT be included in their essays.

Submission Deadline
January 15 on annual basis.

Website and Application Link