Kids for Chess Announces 2024 World Youth Chess and World Cadet Chess Championships Scholarships

Note: This post was revised on May 17 to reflect an extended application deadline and that applications are also open to players participating in the 2024 World Cadet Chess Championship.

Kids for Chess, a nonprofit organization with the mission of empowering America’s best youth chess players, will be offering three scholarships for $1,500 each to help qualified players offset the cost of attending the World Youth and World Cadet Chess Championships in 2024. 

The Selection Committee will determine the winners of the scholarships based on a combination of the applicant’s chess achievements, academic success, participation in chess-related community service, and genuine need for financial assistance. The application involves providing two essays (one required and one optional), two recommendation letters, and an official transcript from your school.

The application deadline has been extended to June 10th, 2024, and all applicants will receive a response by June 25th, 2024. 

You can find more information about Kids for Chess and the scholarship application specifically on our website: Please reach out to Brandon Nydick at Click here to show email address if you have any further questions.

Please be aware that these scholarships are funded and administered outside of US Chess by the private organization Kids for Chess.