Mensa Scholarships to be Announced in June

Submissions for the 2013 Mensa Foundation national and Southern Nevada Mensa local scholarships have been judged and results will be announced in June.

Those interested in entering the next competition, beginning in the Fall of 2013, should read the eligibility requirements and procecures below.

Applicants are required to write an essay of up to 550 words, as well as fill out a general application. Eligibility requirements for a general Mensa Foundation scholarship include legal U.S. residency and enrollment at an accredited U.S. institution of post-secondary education for the 2014 academic year. The application will be available online at A number of Mensa Foundation scholarships are awarded with no restrictions regarding age, gender, academic grade point average or financial need, as long as the applicant resides in the area of a participating Local Group.  Most scholarships are based solely on an essay written by the applicant; special category scholarships are awarded to applicants who meet specific academic or personal requirements.   The deadline for the next round is January 15, 2014.  Enrollment in a qualifying institution is not required at that time, however proof of enrollment will be required before funds are disbursed.

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation is a philanthropic, non-profit, tax-exempt organization funded by gifts from members of American Mensa and other donors. American Mensa is an organization open to anyone who scores in the top 2 percent on an accepted standardized intelligence test. The organization has more than 57,000 members in the United States. For more information about Mensa, or to apply for membership, visit or call (800) 66-MENSA.