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2009 Scholar-Chessplayer Outstanding Achievement Awards Print E-mail
By Jerry Nash   
April 6, 2009
Contact: Jerry Nash
Scholastic Director, USCF

The Scholar-Chessplayer Outstanding Achievement Awards
 for 2009 were announced today by Jerry Nash, Scholastic Director for the United
States Chess Federation along with the USCF’s Scholastic Council. These
scholarships are given to high school juniors and seniors who excel in academics,
chess, and leadership. All five winners receive equal $1500.00 scholarships.
These annual awards are given by the U.S. Chess Trust with the support of 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 2009 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipients are:

Adithya Balasubramanian, VA

Robert Lau, HI

Haotian Zheng, CT 
Michael Thaler, NY

Troy Daly, FL

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 2010
Scholar-Chessplayer Award, is March 1, 2010.

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to fund many wonderful programs including the Scholar-Chessplayer Awards.
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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.
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