chess scholarship

There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

Bobby Fisher famously said, “All that matters on the chess board is good moves.” For chess players thinking about attending the University of Texas at Dallas, applying for a competitive chess scholarship is a great move! These awards help team recruitment and support the recipients by offering cash for college. Checkmate!

Scholarship: UTD Chess Scholarships

Awarding Organization: University of Texas at Dallas

Amount: Varies

Number of Scholarships Awarded: There are three levels of awards – Chess 1/Chess 2/Chess 3. See link for more details:

Eligible Students: Incoming freshmen and returning students enrolled at UT Dallas

How to Apply: Must apply to UT Dallas and submit online chess recruitment form. Applicants must have a chess rating for their form to be considered.

Deadline: February 1


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross.