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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

US Chess invites applications for scholar chessplayer award

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Hello everyone,

If you are a high school junior or senior looking for scholarship money, you could apply for the 2012 Scholar Chessplayer Award! Hurry, last date is March 1.
Andrew Shvartsman
Last Year’s (2011) Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipients were:
Chaz Daly, FL
Andrew Ng, NJ
Eigen Wang, NY
Kevin Zhang, AZ
Andrew Shvartsman, NJ

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 2012 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 U.S. Chess Trust and the USCF, are intended to recognize and encourage high school students who promote a positive image of chess.

Applications are available online.
2012 Scholar Chessplayer Application – CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Contact Susan Houston at the Scholastic Department of the USCF Office, (931) 787-1234 x136 or email 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, 2012.

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 Attention: Susan Houston at E-mail submissions are preferred.

Good luck to all the chessplayers!

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.

Special thanks to the National Scholastic Chess Foundation for their contribution to this program.

The U.S. Chess Trust is an independent 501(c)(3), non-profit organization.

Created in 1967, the Trust was organized to promote, stimulate and encourage the study and play of the game of chess as a means of intellectual development. The Trust uses its resources for charitable purposes, including social, educational, scientific, historical endeavors. The U.S. Chess Trust takes an active role in supporting chess education programs across the nation. Our Trustees act without compensation, and are dedicated to the U.S. Chess Trust’s mission.

For more information about the U.S. Chess Trust please visit:

The United States Chess Federation (USCF), founded in 1939, serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and is now headquartered in Crossville, Tennessee. USCF is devoted to extending the role of chess in American society. It promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, and as a means for the improvement of society. The USCF is a not-for-profit membership organization with over 80,000 members.

For additional information on the USCF see:

The National Scholastic Chess Foundation (NSCF) is a non-profit foundation organized for educational purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The NSCF was created in 1991 as a merger between the Westchester Chess Foundation (founded in 1985) and the Fairfield County Chess Foundation. The Executive Director of the NSCF is FIDE Master Sunil Weeramantry.

For additional information on the NSCF see:
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