Mensa Scholarship Program FAQ

When can I apply for a Foundation scholarship?

Applications for Foundation scholarships are only available during the fall of each year. In general, applications are available from Sept. 15 until Jan. 15, which is the application deadline.

Who can apply for a Foundation scholarship?

Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who will be enrolled in accredited colleges for the following academic year may apply. Students must also live in the geographic area of a participating Local Group and may only apply to that Local Group.

Where can I get an application form?

Enter your zip code here to determine whether application forms are currently available in your area. If the Local Group in your area is participating and applications are being accepted, you will be able to download a PDF.

What must I do to apply?

Applicants must fill out the application form and send it with an essay describing their career, vocational or academic goals. Essays must be no longer than 550 words and must be submitted to the participating Local Group where the applicant lives by the application deadline.