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2011 Chess Player Scholar Award: Call for Applications Print E-mail
January 24, 2011
If you are a high school junior or senior looking for scholarship money, read on! If you are also a current USCF member and have shown outstanding merit in academics, sportsmanship, and chess, you are eligible to apply for a 2011 National Scholar-Chessplayer Award. A total of five scholarships are available of $1,500.00 each for a total of $7,500.00 in scholarship money.

These annual scholarships awarded by the USCF and the US Chess Trust, are intended to recognize and encourage high school students who promote a positive image of chess. Applications are available online. Call theScholastic Department of the USCF Office at (931) 787-1234 x148 or email [email protected] with any questions. 

Applicants: Submit FIVE copies of each of the following -OR ONE copy if sent as an email attachment in Word, PDF, or jpeg formats (email submission is preferred): 
1. Completed application form 
2. High School Transcript showing all courses and grades 
3. Letter of recommendation from a teacher
4. Letter of recommendation from a chess coach
5. An essay of no more than 500 words describing the positive influence that chess has had on your life
6. A recent photograph of yourself - submit ONLY as a high quality jpeg photo.  

Your application must be postmarked no later than March 1st, 2011. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Send completed applications to: U.S. Chess Federation Attn: Scholastic Department- SCAP.O. Box 3967 Crossville, TN 38557-3967 OR Email - [email protected] 



ELIGIBILITY: High School Juniors and Seniors in the Americas who excel in academics, chess play, and sportsmanship. (Must be a current USCF member) 

Name: _________________________________________ 
USCF ID#: _____________ 
USCF Rating: _________ 
Graduation Date:____/____/____
City, State, ZIP:__________________________________________________________ 
Telephone Number: (_____)______________________ 
Date of Birth: ____/____/_____ 
High School: ___________________________________ 
GPA: _______ of _______ 
Class Rank: _______ of _______
SAT/ACT: ____________  
Specific Academic Achievements (attach additional sheets if necessary): 

Specific Chess Achievements (attach additional sheets if necessary):  

Specific Chess Service Examples (attach additional sheets if necessary):  

Specific Leadership Examples (attach additional sheets if necessary):  

College or University most likely to attend:___________________________________  

I certify that the data provided is accurate to the best of my knowledge.  

Signature                                                  Date