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Friday, February 13, 2009

2009 Scholar Chessplayer Award

The USCF has published a press release of interest to high school senior and junior students:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jerry Nash jnash@uschess.org
(931)787-1234 ext:145

Reminder! The applications are due on March 1st, 2009, for the 2009 Scholar Chessplayer Awards. These annual scholarships awarded by the USCF and the US Chess Trust, are intended to recognize and encourage high school junior or senior students who promote a positive image of chess. Current USCF members (high school juniors or seniors) who have shown outstanding merit in academics, sportsmanship, and chess are eligible to apply for a National Scholar-Chessplayer Award. Five awards of $1000.00 each (for a total of $5,000.00) in scholarship money are available. The applications are available online. The link to the Scholastic National Invitational Event and Reward Requirements is http://main.uschess.org/content/view/7865/131/. The link to the application is:
http://main.uschess.org/images/stories/scholastic_chess_resources/2009_scholar-chessplayer_application_-_10-14-08.pdf.

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