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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Talented Chess Players: Apply for Schein-Friedman Chess Scholarship

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Hi everyone,

Mark Schein and Aviv Friedman, with the help of the American Chess Academy, have announced their fifth annual scholastic recognition project (with thanks to their first four-year collaborator - the US Chess Trust for help). The American Chess Academy is a non-profit organization, dedicated to “developing strong US chess talent, and exposing the game of chess to as many neighborhood children as possible”. 

The Schein – Friedman project is designed to help America's younger champions continue to improve and dedicate themselves to chess while offsetting some of the financial expense. The project is designed to reward some top-rated youngsters, and help them become tomorrow’s best players and eventual Grandmasters. These youngsters will be serving as role models and inspiration to the entire scholastic community.

The program is generally designed for youngsters age 7-17. Occasionally, in cases of unusual excellence (considerably exceeding the program’s criteria), applications by players up to age 20 would be considered, but in a lower priority to applicants under age 17.

The scholarships offered for 2012 are:

The top recipient will get $4000; the second recipient will get $3000; and the third $2000.

Applicants must have been US citizens or permanent legal residents for a minimum of 18 months prior to the deadline date (December 22nd for 2012). They must show dedication to chess, talent and accomplishment. They also must exhibit a will to work hard and improve, as well as good sportsmanship and a positive attitude. Applicants must be active tournament players.

The minimum ratings qualification formula is as follows:

Ages 7-14: age * 100 + 1000 for boys, and age * 100 + 800 for girls.
Ages 15-16: age * 100 + 900 for boys, and age * 100 + 700 for girls.
Age 17: 2500 for boys, 2300 for girls.

All applications should be in the form of an essay, describing the applicant’s chess accomplishments, and why he or she should receive a scholarship. They should be sent via e-mail to Aviv Friedman at , by December 22nd, 2012.

This year as well, the project will help co-sponsor a chess camp for leading youngsters, reports

For the 4th Scholarship winners, read this Chess Blog post.

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