Mensa Foundation Scholarship applications are open!

Mensa Foundation US Scholarship applications are now available (the window to apply is September 15th, 2021 through January 15th, 2022).  Eligible applicants must be enrolled at an accredited U.S. institute of higher learning and must write an essay of not more than 550 words explaining their career, academic and/or vocational goals and how they plan to achieve those goals.  Keep in mind that applicants do not have to be a member of Mensa to apply.  Please see the link below for more information and to submit an application!  

https://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/us-scholarships/

On behalf of our MWM Scholarship Chair, Rachael Sampson, we would also like to take this opportunity to ask for your help in spreading the word about our scholarship opportunities.  If you know anyone who qualifies, please do not hesitate to let them know! Additionally, if you know anyone who works with young adults (teacher, guidance counselor, social worker, pastor, etc.) please let them know of this opportunity to help spread the word.  Thanks in advance for your assistance!

We Won the Diamond Award!

The Diamond Award is the highest level in Mensa’s annual Jewel Awards! The Jewel awards recognize “local groups’ membership-related activities and their active participation in all that Mensa has to offer,” according to immediate past National Chair LaRae Bakerink.

A hearty CONGRATULATIONS is due for our entire chapter and especially anyone contributing to MWM leadership! Metropolitan Washington Mensa has won the Diamond award among all Class 1 chapters (those with more than 1,100 members) in the annual Mensa Jewel Awards, announced in September.

The jewel awards recognize “local groups’ membership-related activities and their active participation in all that Mensa has to offer,” according to immediate past National Chair LaRae Bakerink.

A round of applause is also due to several MWM members who took home individual awards, including

  • Tabby Vos, National Service Award
  • Lowell Aplebaum, National Certificate of Appreciation
  • Jason Seiler, Chairman’s Service Award

To see the full list of winners, visit https://www.us.mensa.org/featured-content/2021-mensa-awards/