FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2011 SCHOLAR CHESSPLAYER AWARD
If you are a high school junior or senior looking for scholarship money, read on!
If you are also a current USCF member and have shown outstanding merit in academics, sportsmanship, and chess, you are eligible to apply for a 2011 National Scholar-Chessplayer Award.
A total of five scholarships are available of $1,500.00 each for a total of $7,500.00 in scholarship money.
These annual scholarships awarded by the USCF and the US Chess Trust, are intended to recognize and encourage high school students who promote a positive image of chess.
Applications are available online.
Call the Scholastic Department of the USCF Office at (931) 787-1234 ext. 148 or email email@example.com with any questions.
Applicants: Submit FIVE copies of each of the following – OR ONE copy if sent as an email attachment in Word, PDF, or jpeg formats (email submission is preferred):
- Completed application form
- High School Transcript showing all courses and grades
- Letter of recommendation from a teacher
- 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
- A recent photograph of yourself – submit ONLY as a high quality jpeg photo.
Your application must be postmarked no later than March 1st, 2011.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Send completed applications to:
U.S. Chess Federation
Attn: Scholastic Department – SCA
P.O. Box 3967
Crossville, TN 38557-3967
OR Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck to all the chessplayers!
Last Year’s (2010) Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipients were:
- Rohan Agarwal, CA
- Richard Herbst, CO
- Abby Marshall, VA
- Jake Miller, NY
- Victor Shen, NJ
How the U.S. Chess Trust Makes a Difference
Thanks to the generosity of it’s 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. The U.S. Chess Trust is a 501(c)(3) organization.