Doogie Howser genius scholarship for your wunderkind

April 28, 2009

Do you have an exceptionally bright child? Is your kid advanced for his/her age? Then consider the brainpower scholarship of the Mensa Organization.

Mensa is the largest, oldest and best-known high-IQ society in the world. (Heck, my father-in-law is a member!) It is a non-profit organization open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardized intelligence test.

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need.

*The scholarship process begins during the first week of September and ends on the scholarship application deadline of January 15.

The amount of money available for awards (nearly $70,000 last year) only had about 4000 to 6000 applicants. Applicants need not be Mensa members, you only need to live near a chapter and apply through the chapter. There are chapters is just about every state and major cities. Visit the Mensa website for details.

So if your kid is a regular Doogie Howser or Einstein why not apply. You remember Doogie Howser, don't you? It was a TV show in the late 80's early 90's that dealt with the drama of a teenaged genius coping with life while being the youngest physician in the US.

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