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2021-2022 Season Chess Scholarship and Senior Awards

Polk Scholastic Chess would like to recognize graduating seniors who have had an extended length of participation with Polk Scholastic Chess and who have made active contributions to their school and community. Polk Scholastic Chess exists to encourage academic growth through the game of chess. As part of this encouragement for academic growth we would like to award two scholarships in the amounts of $1,500.00 and $1,000.00 for continuing education.

Recipients of these scholarships will receive the award after confirmation of enrollment in college. Any recipient that does not provide proof of enrollment from the Registrar’s office for the first fall semester after graduation will forfeit their scholarship. At the same time fees for the semester must have been paid in the college of your choice. If the scholarship is not claimed within the first semester after graduating from high school, it will be forfeited. Checks will be mailed to the recipients in the month of October 2022 or later.


12/1/2021:  IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT for tournaments in this season:   

Dear Parents and Chess Coaches,

We hope you all are staying safe and healthy during this challenging time.  Just a few weeks back, we were excited at the prospect of being able to conduct tournaments this season. But our state and county again faces challenges with the new variants of COVID-19 virus.

On our Polk Scholastic Chess Board and volunteer team, we have some of our County's best healthcare professionals including doctors and pharmacists. We all opined that it is not safe at this point to conduct our tournaments. As you all know, we have over 1,000 people under one roof during our tournaments, and we do not want to compromise the safety of the kids and you all. 

We know this is disappointing for all of us. We will revisit the decision later this year, and will update you by January - perhaps it will be safe to have at least one tournament in the Feb or March of 2022.

Thank you for your continued support and participation, and in the spirit of "glass half full", we wish you a safe and wonderful holiday season!


Board Members
Polk Scholastic Chess




SENIORS!! The Polk Scholastic Chess Scholarship application form is now available on our website.



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