Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipients Announced

The U.S. Chess Trust’s Chairman/CEO, Harold Winston will present the 2009 Scholar-Chessplayer Awards at the SuperNationals in Nashville, TN (April 3-5, 2009).

The 2009 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipients are:

  • Adithya Balasubramanian, VA
  • Robert Lau, HI
  • Haotian Zheng, CT
  • Michael Thaler, NY
  • Troy Daly, FL

Congratulations to the winners for their outstanding achievement!!

These annual scholarships awarded by the U.S. Chess Trust, the National Scholastic Chess Foundation, and the USCF, are “intended to recognize and encourage high school junior or senior students who promote a positive image of chess”.

Current USCF members (high school juniors or seniors) who have shown outstanding merit in academics, sportsmanship, and chess are eligible to apply for a National Scholar-Chessplayer Award.

Five awards in scholarship money are awarded.

A special thank you to U.S. Chess Trust Trustee, Sunil Weeramantry, who made a donation through his foundation, the National Scholastic Chess Foundation for this award.

The U.S. Chess Trust also contributed generously towards the scholarship award fund as well as the U.S. Chess Federation!

Stay tuned for more information about the Scholar-Chessplayer Awards, the contributors and supporters and much more!

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