The US Chess Federation is offering a 2018 Scholar-Chessplayer scholarship. Application deadline has been extended to March 31, 2018. Full details and applications at https://new.uschess.org/administration/2018-scholar-chessplayer-applications/
Award info: A total of five awards of $1,500.00 each will be presented for a total of $7,500.00 in scholarship money. They recognize outstanding high school students who promote a positive image of chess.
Requirements: a US Chess member, and a high school junior or senior, who has the following chess experiences:
- Played in at least 25 Regular-rated US Chess or FIDE games during calendar year 2017. Games that are not regular rated do not count towards the 25 game requirement.
- Have shown outstanding achievement both in academics and chess
- Completed at least one year of chess-related community service since the beginning of 9th Grade
- Articulate in an essay (of 500 words or less) how your selection as a 2018 Scholar-Chessplayer will enable you to further your education, and continue your chess activities in the future
Applications are scored equally in four areas: Academics, Chess Playing, Community Contributions, and the Personal Essay. Contact Susan Kantor, Scholastics Associate, at the US Chess Office, (931) 787-1234 x136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.