What is Mensa?
Wikipedia's entry is a decent overview...
The Goals of Mensa
- Identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity.
- Encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence.
- Promote stimulating intellectual and social opportunities for members.
How do I join Mensa?
It's simple: achieve a score on a standardized intelligence test at or above the 98th percentile. You can submit prior evidence from nearly 200 tests (like the SAT or Cattell) or take the Mensa Admissions Test. See Testing Dates in the main menu.
East Central Ohio Mensa (ECOM) is a chapter of American Mensa Limited, headquartered in Arlington, Texas, US.
American Mensa is a national Mensa organization affiliated with the global Mensa International Ltd.
American Mensa has around 55,000 members. Mensa International has over 150,000 members in 50 national groups.
Our chapter has about three hundred twenty members residing in the following fourteen counties in east central Ohio: Ashland, Carroll, Columbiana, Crawford, Holmes, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, and Wayne. For more information, select About ECOM from the Main Menu.
Basically, we cover all of northeastern Ohio with the exception of the counties along the lake. They are part of Cleveland Area Mensa and Maumee Valley Mensa. We start at the Ohio/Pennsylvania border and go west to Medina, Ashland, and Bucyrus, and south to New Philadelphia, Millersburg, and Wooster.
Local and national Mensa offer college scholarship awards based on essay competition. Applicants need not be Mensa members, and the awards are based solely on meeting the application form requirements and the essay.
The Mensa Education & Research Foundation (MERF) is a non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence in the areas of intelligence. Click HERE for more info about MERF scholarships.
ECOM sponsors its own college scholarship award each year, too. Residents and students in the ECOM 14-county area (see above) are eligible to apply. Further details about the Karl J. Roden Memorial Scholarship to come -- use the MERF Scholarships link above to apply online from September 15th through January 15th each year.
ECOM's annual Fall scholarship fund-raiser is great fun and reputed to be one of the best in the country. There's also a year-round on-line book sale to support the scholarship.
East Central Ohio Mensa proctor Bill Maki will offer the Mensa Qualifying Test on a Saturday in each month through December 2021. Tests are offered in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
In addition, proctor Monica Baker offers the Mensa Qualifying Test on three Tuesdays in October - and there is a fee discount for October test dates. Buy your payment voucher online -- see the American Mensa web site for more information. Refer to the "Testing Dates" selection on the main menu for additional information.