Thursday, February 23, 2006

Chess Scholarships for Girls


Last month, Texas Tech University awarded the first ever chess scholarship. In fact, they awarded 3 scholarships to 3 girls from the Susan Polgar National Open Championship for Girls. They are working on giving more scholarships at the Susan Polgar World Open Championship for Girls in June in Las Vegas.

University of Texas in Brownsville is working on the same thing. Of course University of Texas in Dallas is already a supporter of Polgar events and chess for girls.

Do you know of any other University that may be interested in awarding Chess Scholarships for Girls? If you do, please let me know. My goal is to get more Colleges and Universities to recognize Chess and support our game.

Thank you!

Best wishes,
Susan Polgar
www.SusanPolgarFoundation.org
www.SusanPolgar.blogspot.com
www.SusanPolgar.com
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is such a beautiful page. How many chess trainers/instructors do you have in your team? Are they engaged part-time or full-time? Are they all grandmasters? Are the grandmasters best chess trainers, too? Sorry for the many questions.

Kirsten said...

Susan,

Have you had any conversations with Berkeley yet?

SusanPolgar said...

I usually conduct the training myself. I also have a number of other excellent trainers in case if I need.

Grandmasters are not necessarily the best trainers. Best trainers are the ones who know how to teach.

No, I have no contact with Berkeley. If you know of any dean who is in the position to offer chess scholarships, let me know.

Best wishes,
Susan Polgar
www.SusanPolgar.blogspot.com
www.SusanPolgar.com
www.PolgarChess.com