2017 Scholar-Chessplayer Awards

The Scholar-Chessplayer Awards target high school juniors and seniors who excel in academics, chess, and leadership. The five winners receive equal $1500.00 scholarships totaling $7,500.00 in awards. These annual recognitions, provided by the U.S. Chess Trust with the support of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation and the U.S. Chess Federation (US Chess), are intended to encourage high school students who promote a positive image of chess. To apply for the Scholar-Chessplayer Award, you must be a current member of US Chess. Applicants should submit via email (or five copies by mail) the application, high school transcripts, letters of recommendation from a teacher and a chess coach, an essay, and a recent photograph. For more information or for an application, please click on the appropriate link below: 2017 Scholar-Chessplayer Qualifications

2017 Scholar-Chessplayer Application

Past Recipients


Safal Bora

Agata Bykovtsev

Akshat Chandra

Daniel Gurevich

Christopher Yang


Jackson Chen

Rachel Gologorsky

Simone Liao

Akshay Malhotra

Darwin Yang


Jeevan Karamsetty

Varun Krishnan

Aleksandr Ostrovskiy

Arthur Shen

Atulya Shetty


Miles Hinson

Anna Matlin

Kevin Mo

Benjamin Tong

Thomas Ulrich


Yang Dai

Joshua Mu

Andrew Ng

Jesse Orlowski

Alexandra Weiner


Chaz Daly

Andrew Ng

Eigen Wang

Kevin Zhang

Andrew Shvartsman


Rohan Agarwal

Richard Herbst

Abby Marshall

Jack Miller

Victor Shen


Adithya Balasubramanian

Robert Lau

Haotian Zheng

Michael Thaler

Troy Daly


Sarkis Agaian

Jonathan Cox

Benjamin Marmont

Michael Sobin

Adam Weser


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