Mensa Scholarship for 2020 applications are open

Mensa Scholarship for 2020 applications are open

5. August 2019 - 13:05

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Mensa New Zealand Incorporated is pleased to offer scholarships to

New Zealand students who are undertaking tertiary study.


Up to three scholarships of $500 each will be awarded at the discretion of the National Committee of Mensa New Zealand.

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

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

·         Be 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 materials must be received by 31 August 2019 in order to be considered. Please send completed materials to [email protected] .

The following materials must be submitted:


 1.  Completed application form.

 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 relative.

Recipients will be selected by the National Committee of Mensa New Zealand based on application materials provided.


The winners will be announced at their school’s Prize Giving, if still at High 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 2019.


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. In order 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 , emailing your details (name, contact phone numbers, postal  address  and  email   address) to [email protected] or by   completing the printable application form and mailing it to us.


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 get access to a social and professional network of high IQ individuals, national and international online forums and national and international Mensa gatherings.