Kids for Chess Announces 2024 Scholarship Winners

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 supporting America's best youth chess players, is thrilled to announce the five winners of its scholarships for the 2024 World Youth and World Cadets Championships.

After a rigorous selection process, the scholarships, each valued at $1,500, have been awarded to Aayansh Guntaka, Laurie Qiu, Megan Paragua, Michael Li, and Sasha Schaefer. The scholarships aim to assist the winners with the costs associated with participating in the World Youth and World Cadets Chess Championships this year.

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

Aayansh, Laurie, Megan, Michael, and Sasha 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.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to these five 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.