The Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme offers a number of different scholarships. These scholarships are available for students enrolled in a full-time program at a Canadian post-secondary institution.
Mensa, also known as the International High-IQ Society is an organization for people who score in the top 2% in intelligence tests.
The organization’s purposes are to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity, to encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence, and to promote stimulating intellectual and social opportunities for its members.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for students enrolled in a full-time program at a Canadian post-secondary institution.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
Scholarship Award: The Mensa Canada Scholarship Program includes one or more scholarships of $1000, and may also include Honourable Mentions, all of which are awarded in accordance with the dictates of the Board of Directors of the MCSP, as funding permits.
Scholarship can be taken in Canada
- Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants enrolled in a full-time program at a Canadian post-secondary institution, accredited by the applicable provincial Ministry of Education, during the 2016 – 2017 academic year.
- A full-time program is defined by consecutive Fall and Winter semesters.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old on January 31, 2017.
- Awards are based on applicant’s essay.
- Essays may be written either in English or in French. Only one essay will be accepted per applicant.
- Only the finalists will be contacted, by phone or other means according to the information supplied in their application. They will be required to provide official proof of enrollment and sign a written consent form indicating that the essay is entirely his or her own work and to allow Mensa and/or its designated agents to use their name and photograph for the purpose of publicizing the Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme. They may also be asked to provide proof of Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status and two letters of reference.
Nationality: Canadian citizens are eligible to apply.
How to Apply:
- Write an essay describing your career goals in 250 words or less.
- Save your essay in TXT or RTF format under the title “Essay”.
- Your essay should describe specific goals (academic, vocational or career). It should contain explicit ideas and information.
- Indicate the course of study and the post secondary institution which you are attending in the 2016 – 2017 academic year.
- Describe any steps you have taken, relevant experience gained (e.g., paid or volunteer jobs, classes, honours, offices, organizations) and any difficulties you have overcome in pursuit of your goal. State the steps by which you intend to achieve your goal.
- The essay text must not contain any form of the author’s identity.
- Your e-mail must contain only your personal information and the attached file must contain only your essay. The e-mails and the attached files will be numbered and separated. The essays will be judged anonymously.
- Applications must be sent by e-mail as indicated in the instructions. Those received by any other means (e. g. links to web pages, by post or by fax) will be disqualified.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 31, 2017.