Kids for Chess Announces 2023 World Youth Chess Championships Scholarship Recipients

Note: These scholarships are funded and administered outside of US Chess by the private organization Kids for Chess. 

Kids for Chess, a nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the chess talent of America's youth, is thrilled to announce the three winners of its prestigious scholarships for the 2023 World Youth Chess Championships.

After a rigorous selection process, the scholarships, each valued at $1,500, have been awarded to Qi Pang, Natalie Wisniowski, and Avery Yu. The scholarships aim to assist the winners with the costs associated with participating in the World Youth Chess Championships this year.

The winners were selected by a dedicated committee, taking into account their accomplishments in chess, academic achievements, engagement in chess-related community service, and a genuine need for financial support.

Qi, Natalie, and Avery showed exemplary skills, not only on the chess board but also in their academic pursuits and community involvement. They are prime examples of the potential that Kids for Chess aims to cultivate, and we are proud to support them on their journey to the World Youth Chess Championships.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to these three extraordinary individuals and wish them the best of luck in their upcoming championship games. We are confident that they will represent Kids for Chess and the United States with pride and determination.

Kids for Chess would also like to thank all applicants for their exceptional submissions and their commitment to the game of chess. We encourage them to continue striving for excellence both in the game and in life.

For more information about Kids for Chess and our scholarship program, please visit our website.


Congrats to the winners!

I only know Avery, and I commend her selection. During the pandemic, she did not hesitate to volunteer her time to play three online simuls against my students. I have asked other young players who in turn asked for compensation. We are fortunate to have Avery in our chess community!

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