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2008 Scholar-Chessplayer Outstanding Achievement Awards Print E-mail
By Jerry Nash   
April 22, 2008
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Press Release #13 of 2008                                                [email protected]

(CROSSVILLE, TN) The Scholar-Chessplayer Outstanding Achievement Awards for 2008 were announced this weekend at the 2008 National High School Championship by the Scholastic Council of the United States Chess Federation. These scholarships are given to high school juniors and seniors who excel in academics, chess, and leadership. This year all five winners will receive equal $1500.00 scholarships. These annual awards are given by the U.S. Chess Trust, the National Scholastic Chess Foundation, and the U.S. Chess Federation and are intended to encourage high school students who promote a positive image of chess. Congratulations to the winners and a special thank you to all of the students who applied.

The 2008 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipients are:

Sarkis Agaian, NY
Jonathan Cox, AZ
Benjamin Marmont, AZ
Michael Sobin, NJ
Adam Weser, NY

To apply for the Scholar-Chessplayer Award, you must be a current U.S. Chess Federation member and submit five copies of a completed application form, high school transcript showing all courses and grades, a letter of recommendation from a teacher, a 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, and a recent photograph. The deadline for the next award, the 2009 Scholar-Chessplayer Award, is March 1, 2009.

Thanks to the generosity of its long-time supporters, the Chess Trust continues to fund many wonderful programs including the Scholar-Chessplayer Awards. Please spread the word to potential donors to "Say Yes to Chess!"

Donations to the U.S. Chess Trust are tax-deductible. A 501(c)(3) organization.

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: http://www.uschess.org .