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American Mensa National Scholarship

Several $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year by the Mensa Foundation to college-bound Mensa members and/or the dependents of Mensa members. The general rules, qualifications and deadlines of the U.S. scholarship program apply, with the exception that there is only one round of judging, which takes place at the national level. Winners of Mensa member scholarships are announced with the U.S. scholarship program winners.


If you are a Mensa member interested in the Mensa Member Award Program for you or your IRS-recognized dependent(s), please note you may apply to the U.S. scholarship program as well as the Mensa member program and are encouraged to do so.

Then submit an application for the Mensa Member Award Program. Applications are accepted Sept. 15 through Jan. 15; winners will be notified in mid-May.