Region: Ohio, National
High School: No High School Affiliation
Deadline: January 15
Amount: vaires


The U.S. scholarship program covers all of the country and awards more than $87,000 a year. The Foundation's college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need.
Between September and January, interested individuals can visit the scholarship application area of this site to determine eligibility and, if eligible, enter the program. Applicants have 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.
American Mensa's local chapters assemble judging teams of at least three members to review the applications. The essays are judged on content and also grammar, organization and craftsmanship. The Local Scholarship Chair refers the best local essays to the Regional Scholarship Chair for review.
To qualify for local scholarships and national scholarships, use the East Central Ohio Mensa zip code: 44236


There are two requirements for applicants:
-The applicant must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.
-The applicant must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.

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