Scholarship Application

Thank you to everyone who applied for a 2018 scholarship! Applications are currently being reviewed.  

Please feel free to direct any questions to TheChessmenClub@gmail.com

 

The Chessmen Club awards scholarships to students who embody the Chessmen’s values of having a good work ethic, helping others, giving back to the community, and striving to serve as positive role models.

Every year our club provides scholarships to a minimum of ten students with awards averaging between $500 - $2000 each. A select group of applicants will be interviewed before final selections are made and announced.


Application Requirements for High School Applicants:

• Fully completed application
• High School Transcript
• 2 Letters of Recommendation
• Photo
• List of community service and extra-curricular activities in which you are involved
• Enrolled as a full-time student in the Fall

Application Requirements for Current Chessman Scholars:

• Fully completed application
• College Transcript
• List of community service and extra-curricular activities in which you are involved
• Enrolled as a full-time student in the Fall
• Written essay (no more than 1 page) to include the following topics: current major/minor; one of your major accomplishments this year; your educational and/or career plans.


Selection Criteria

Scholarships are awarded based on the overall character of each applicant. Factors that will be taken into consideration include:

• Involvement in Community Service
• Involvement in extracurricular activities
• Examples of the applicant's ability to overcome or effectively manage difficult situations and circumstances in their lives, if applicable.
• G.P.A. (high achievement and/or demonstrated growth)
• Evanston resident/student or connected to the Evanston Community


If you feel that you fit the above criteria, then please fill out the form by clicking the button below and return it to:

Chessmen Club of the North Shore Inc.
PO Box 1265, Evanston, IL 60204-1265

Attention: Ray Coleman
Scholarship Committee Chair
Chessmen Club of the North Shore, Inc.
 

Please forward questions to TheChessmenClub@gmail.com