Scholarship Application

Thank you for your interest in applying for a Chessmen Scholarship. 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 - $1500 each. A select group of applicants will be interviewed before final selections are made and announced on May 22, 2017.

Online Application Form

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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
• Written essay (no more than 1 page) to include the following topics:

 Why you deserve the Chessmen Scholarship
 The importance of giving back to the community
 Your educational and/or career plans
 Your connection to the Evanston Community (i.e., resident, student, church, etc.)

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 (i.e., Theater, Sports, Music, etc.)
• Examples of the applicants’ 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 (i.e., church,   relative, etc.)


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 info@chessmenclub.com


Online Application Form

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