|US Chess Federation Announces UT Dallas Scholarship|
|By Jerry Nash|
|January 9, 2009|
By Jerry Nash
“UT Dallas has attractive programs for bright students in many fields, such as math, science, and engineering. We believe that these top chess scholastic players will find our academics and chess program at UT Dallas to be a good fit,” said Chess Program Director Jim Stallings.
“We are excited about the University’s support of the SuperNationals,” stated Jerry Nash, Scholastic Director for the USCF. “UT Dallas has long supported scholastic chess and our national events. The University’s excellent academic reputation along with their standard-setting chess program provides another reminder to parents and educators of the value of chess to impact academic success.” The strength of UT Dallas’ chess team is evidenced in their consistent presence in the Collegiate Final Four Chess Championships for the last nine years.
The USCF promotes the development of scholastic chess
programs and sponsors national competitions.
Every four years the three spring national championships – elementary,
junior high and high school – are hosted in one location. This year the SuperNationals will be held
April 3-5, 2009, at the Opryland Resort in
About UT Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the
convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of
major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls approximately 15,000 students. The school's
freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of
The United States Chess Federation, founded in 1939, serves
as the governing body for chess in the
USCF Scholastic and FIDE Director
931-787-1234 Ext. 145