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.

What must I do to apply?

Applicants must fill out the application form and submit it with an essay describing their career, vocational or academic goals. Essays must be no longer than 550 words and must be submitted by the application deadline.

Where can I get an application form?

Go to the Scholarship Program page on the Mensa Foundation website and click the Submit Application button to fill out an application and submit it online.