Mensa NZ Scholarship

Mensa NZ Scholarship

1. June 2020 - 10:27


Mensa New Zealand Inc. is pleased to offer scholarships to New Zealand students who are undertaking

tertiary study. Up to three scholarships of $1000 each will be awarded at the discretion of the National

Committee of Mensa New Zealand.


Purpose of Scholarship

To provide financial assistance to a New Zealand student with an interest in pursuing tertiary education

in any field which aligns with the aims of Mensa New Zealand.



Students who meet the following criteria are eligible for the scholarship. The candidate must:

  • Be a citizen/resident in New Zealand
  • Be studying at, or be planning to study at, an approved tertiary education institution

(acceptance letter or official record of study required before scholarship is paid out)


Application Process

Application must be received by 15 October 2021. Please send to [email protected].

The following must be submitted:

1. Completed application form (PDF is available here)

2. A typed essay (No more than 550 words, double-spaced) addressing one of the following topics:

How do you believe your study will assist to:

  • identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity; or
  • encourage research in the nature, characteristics, and uses of intelligence

3. One letter of reference or recommendation from a teacher, coach, or other adult who is not an immediate



Selection Process

Recipients will be selected by the National Committee of Mensa New Zealand based on the applications



The winners will be announced at their school’s Prize Giving, if still at Secondary School.


The winners will receive a certificate and, if not already a member, an offer for a free Mensa Entry test.

All scholarship applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by 1 December 2021.


Payment will be made to the recipient upon notification and in accordance with the tertiary education

institution’s scholarship guidelines, and when the National Committee of Mensa New Zealand has been

furnished a letter of Acceptance or confirmation of study at an approved tertiary education institution.


Membership of Mensa New Zealand

New members of Mensa New Zealand are always welcome. To become a member of Mensa New Zealand,

you can apply to sit a supervised Mensa admission test by filling out the online application form at or emailing your details (name, contact phone numbers, postal address, and email

address) to [email protected]


Testing sessions are held regularly in the main centers, and at other centers in New Zealand when required.


You can bypass our testing process if you have achieved a score at or above the 98th percentile in any IQ test

conducted by a registered psychologist and approved by our supervisory psychologist. Simply provide prior

evidence of another intelligence test including the test score. If your evidence and the score are accepted,

you will be invited to join.


Mensa members enjoy access to a social and professional network of high IQ individuals, national and

international online forums, and national and international Mensa gatherings.