2011 Scholar-Chessplayer Awards – Deadline March 1st, 2011



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 clovingood@uschess.org 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):

  1. Completed application form
  2. High School Transcript showing all courses and grades
  3. Letter of recommendation from a teacher
  4. Letter of recommendation from a chess coach
  5. An essay of no more than 500 words describing the positive influence that chess has had on your life
  6. 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 – clovingood@uschess.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.

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