2019 Girls Summer Chess Camp Scholarship - Apply Now

April 4th, 1:05PM

The Madison City Chess League is pleased to announce that it will sponsor two girls who live in North Alabama to attend Mid-South Summer Chess Camp, a week-long overnight chess camp in Memphis. One of the most impactful ways we can help encourage girls to play competitive chess is to assist them in training and growing their skills.

More info on the camp can be obtained here: The early registration deadline for the summer camp is April 15, 2019 ($395) and ($425) by May 20th.

Deadline to apply:  Monday, April 22, 2019 (note: if you register by April 15th for summer chess camp and are selected to receive the scholarship, you will be allowed to pay the early tuition fee and apply the rest of the scholarship toward the residence fee.)

If you are awarded a scholarship, MCCL will pay up to $500 to Mid-South Chess that can be applied to your tuition and residential fee. Currently two scholarships are available to girls living in North Alabama who are members of a school chess club and MCCL.

Apply online here to be considered for the scholarship.

This scholarship is made possible by a donation from the TN Valley Chapter of Women in Defense to the MCCL Girls Chess Initiative. The Madison City Chess League wants to support and encourage girls to study chess by providing scholarships like this one. If you would like to support the Girls Chess Initiative, you can learn more here.

Criteria for scholarship award

  •              Applicants must be female
  •         USCF peak rating (minimum 1000)
  •         Commitment to improving chess skills
  •         Good sportsmanship
  •         Potential for future success in competitive chess
  •         Member of school chess club and MCCL
  •         Willingness to attend Mid-South Summer Chess Camp June 9-15, 2019


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