2008 Scholar-Chessplayer Outstanding Achievement Awards

U.S. Chess Trust

U.S. Chess Trust Press Release

2008 Scholar-Chessplayer Outstanding Achievement Awards

The Scholar-Chessplayer Outstanding Achievement Awards for 2008 were announced last weekend at the 2008 National High School Championship.

These scholarships are given to high school juniors and seniors who excel in academics, chess, and leadership.

This year all five winners will receive equal $1,500.00 scholarships.

These annual awards are given by the U.S. Chess Trust, the National Scholastic Chess Foundation, and the U.S. Chess Federation and are intended to encourage high school students who promote a positive image of chess.

Thanks to the generosity of its long-time supporters, the U.S. Chess Trust continues to fund many wonderful programs including the Scholar-Chessplayer Awards.

Donations to the U.S. Chess Trust are tax-deductible. A 501(c)(3) organization.

Congratulations to the winners and a special thank you to all of the students who applied.

The 2008 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipients are:

Sarkis Agaian, NY
Jonathan Cox, AZ
Benjamin Marmont, AZ
Michael Sobin, NJ
Adam Weser, NY

To apply for the Scholar-Chessplayer Award, you must be a current U.S. Chess Federation member and submit five copies of a completed application form, high school transcript showing all courses and grades, a letter of recommendation from a teacher, a letter of recommendation from a chess coach, an essay of no more than 500 words describing the positive influence that chess has had on your life, and a recent photograph.

The deadline for the next award, the 2009 Scholar-Chessplayer Award, is March 1, 2009.

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