Scholarship applications are now open for the  2022 Scholarship.

Mensa Scholarship 2022

Mensa New Zealand Incorporated is pleased to offer scholarships to
New Zealand students who are undertaking tertiary study in 2022.


 Up to three scholarships of $500 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.


 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 in 2021. (acceptance letter or official record of study required before scholarship is paid)

 Application Process

 Application materials must be received by 31 August 2021 in order to be considered. Please send completed materials to .

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.

  Selection Process

 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 2020.

 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.