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Each year Boston Mensa awards the following scholarships to local students, based on an essay competition:
  • $750 Boston Mensa Scholarship -- best essay overall
  • $250 Boston Mensa Scholarship -- second best essay overall
  • $500 Ralphine McGill-Coons Memorial Scholarship -- best essay of a student of science or medicine
Top scoring essays may also be eligible for Mensa Foundation scholarships and will be forwarded for inclusion in that contest.
To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen and live or attend school in the Boston Mensa area (Massachusetts zip codes 01420 through 02675).
You also must be enrolled in an accredited college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student for the following academic year.
You do not need to be a member of Mensa or be related to one.

As of 2012 application is online only at from September 15th through January 15th.

For more information or questions, please contact the Scholarship Chair, Rick Kovalcik, at
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Updated July 29, 2004.