Mensa Scholarships

Mensa Foundation scholarships are awarded solely on essay submissions. Click here for more information on the Mensa Foundation Scholarship program.

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.

Applicants have from September 15 until January 15 to write an essay of not more than 550 words explaining their career, academic and/or vocational goals and how they plan to achieve those goals. For more information, read our scholarship FAQ.