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US Chess Federation Announces UT Dallas Scholarship Print E-mail
By Jerry Nash   
January 9, 2009




By Jerry Nash
January 9, 2009

(Crossville, TN) The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is pleased to announce that the University of Texas at Dallas will offer three Academic Distinction Scholarships at the 2009 SuperNationals.  A scholarship will go to the winner of each of the Elementary (K-6 Championship), Junior High (K-9 Championship), and High School (K-12 Championship) sections.  Each scholarship is valued at $80,000 for an out-of-state student.  Additional information about the scholarships can be found at http://www.utdallas.edu/dept/ugraddean/aesprogram.html.

“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 Nashville, Tennessee.  For additional tournament information, visit www.supernationalsiv.com.


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 Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. UT Dallas has built a national reputation as a dynamic research institution on the cutting edge of science, technology, medicine, business, policy sciences and the arts. The University offers a broad assortment of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UT Dallas, please visit the University's website at http://www.utdallas.edu.

About The USCF

The United States Chess Federation, founded in 1939, serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and 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 more than 80,000 members. For more information, please see http://www.uschess.org.


Jerry Nash

USCF Scholastic and FIDE Director

931-787-1234 Ext. 145

[email protected]


James Stallings   

University of Texas at Dallas

(972) 883-2898

[email protected]