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The 501(c)(3) US Chess Federation and the US Chess Trust are pleased to announce the five recipients of the 2021 Scholar-Chessplayer Awards. These awards recognize high school juniors and seniors who excel in academics, chess, and leadership. The 2021 winners will receive $3,000 each from the US Chess Trust, for a total of $15,000 in scholarship money. These scholarships, awarded annually by the U.S. Chess Trust, the National Scholastic Chess Foundation (NSCF), and US Chess, recognize and encourage outstanding high school students who promote a positive image of chess. Another thank you goes to the US Chess scholastic committee members who reviewed all the applications. The recipients are:

NM Destynn Keuchel: junior, Solon OH, age 17

FM Christopher Shen:junior,Powell, OH, age 17

FM Wesley Wang: junior,Jericho, NY, age 17

WCM Iris Zhou: junior,Creve Coeur, MO, age 17

WIM Evelyn Zhu: junior, Jericho NY, age 16

Left to right above: FM Christopher Shen, FM Wesley Wang, and WIM Evelyn Zhu. (Keuchel and Zhou did not provide photos.)

To qualify, applicants must be US Chess members and were presented with these requirements:

For more information, please visitwww.uschesstrust.organdwww.nscfchess.org. The US Chess Trust is a separate 501(c)(3) organization operating independent of US Chess.

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