The Frank & Betty Woodhams Memorial Scholarship

Frank And Betty Woodhams

A long-time Mensa Canada member, Frank Woodhams was very active in the Kitchener-Waterloo chapter. He loved his Mensa Canada family, and when he passed away in 2001, he bequeathed a trust fund to be administered by the Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme. Mr. Woodhams placed a high value on intelligence, and he wanted his gift to be used to further the dreams and educational goals of promising young minds.

The Frank & Betty Woodhams Scholarship is a memorial to Mr. Woodhams' 20-years with Mensa Canada, and his commitment to providing a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members. This scholarship is also a recognition of a marriage partnership that allowed two people of modest means to helps students in the two fields that Mr. Woodhams loved: mathematics and computer science.

The Frank & Betty Woodhams Memorial Scholarship, has a projected lifespan of 50 years, and commenced in 2008. The scholarship amount will vary from year to year, according to the return received on the capital investments. The annual award will average $2700.

This scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who is enrolled full-time in either a Computer Science or Mathematics programme, fulfilling all other requirements as required for all Mensa scholarships. Please see our Rules page for complete eligibility details.

To apply for this scholarship, applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution full time IN THE FIELDS OF MATHEMATICS OR COMPUTING SCIENCE. Applicants must follow exactly the same application procedure as for all applicants for Mensa Canada scholarships. There is no separate application for the Woodhams scholarship.

All essays will be judged exactly the same way as for all Mensa Canada scholarships and all essays will be considered for all Mensa Canada Scholarships including the Woodhams. Therefore, an applicant who is enrolled in a math or computing science program is eligible for the Woodhams scholarship as well as all other Mensa Canada Scholarships. However, an applicant enrolled in a zoology program would not be eligible for the Woodhams scholarship Please take careful note of the rules for submitting essays found on this page of this website.