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Chess Scholarships

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Chess College(s) of the Year Awards & President's Cup (The Final Four of College Chess)


US Chess Federation also provides provides scholasrships.


USCF Scholar-ChessPlayer Award Selection Criteria:    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. Applications are available online.


Universities and Colleges offer Chess Scholarships:

Also reference - http://main.uschess.org/content/view/8164/131/

Also reference - http://www.geocities.com/chess_camp/college_scholarships.html



  • University of Connecticut 


  • Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University 


  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • Chaminade University


  • Shimer College


  • Morehead State University


  • Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge
  • McNeese State University, in Lake Charles 


  • The University of Maryland at Baltimore

Three types of four-year Chess Scholarships to UMBC:

          -  Chess-Player Scholar (up to full-tuition, room, and board);

          -  Special Merit for Chess (up to $10,000 per year);

          -  Tournament-Based Awards (up to full tuition)


  • Ole Miss in Oxford 
  • Mississippi State University in Starkville
  • Jackson State University

New Mexico  

  • The University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque

North Carolina

  • Annual College scholarship by Henderson County Community Foundation


  • Rogers State University in Claremore

Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island College


  • TennesseeTechnical University in Cookeville


  • University of Texas-Dallas

          Waiver of all tuition and mandatory fees plus $1000 per year toward housing for each of 4 years.

          Scholarship will be upgraded if student has an excellent academic record. Approximate value $18,000+.

  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • University of Texas-Brownsville
  • Southwest Texas State University San Marcos
  • Del Mar College
  • Incarnate WordAcademy, Corpus Christi
  • St. Mary's University, San Antonio
  • Texas Tech 


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