Central Florida Chess Club
2018 Jonathan Lee Scholastic Chess Scholarship Award

One (1) Elementary School Student & One (1) Middle School Student:
Five (5) 1-hour private chess coaching lessons and a free entry fee to:

2018 National Scholastic K-12 Grade Championship
December 14-16, 2018
Rosen Shingle Creek Convention Center
Orlando, FL 32819


Any elementary & middle school chess player who is passionate about competing in chess tournaments and has a strong desire to improve their chess playing skills in the great game of chess.

  • Grade eligibility for each award is determined by the grade level of the student for the coming 2018-2019 academic school year.

  • All private coaching will take place in the Orlando area and must be scheduled with the coach based on their availability.


Using their own words, applicants must write and submit a simple essay, either by email or handwritten, explaining:

  • What they like about the great game of chess

  • Why he or she enjoys learning, playing, and competing in rated chess tournaments

  • Why they should be selected for the scholarship award

Application Deadline

CFCC must receive all entries by October 22, 2018, either by email at, or for handwritten entries by US Mail, please mail your entry to:

Larry Storch (CFCC)
95 Orense Way
Oviedo, Florida, 32765

Award Date

The two scholarship awards will be judged and awarded by a majority vote of the members of the club’s board of directors and will be announced on the CFCC News Blog on Wednesday, October 24, 2018; only parents of the awarded players will receive notification to the email address used to submit entries.

Coaching Availability

Coaching sessions must be arranged and scheduled with the awarding coach and will take place at their discretion and availability and will normally be held at local cafe’s or coffee shops within the Orlando area. Awarded lessons are intended to be completed in time for the recipient to participate in this year’s K-12 Grade Level Championship with the benefit of coaching feedback. Thank you for participating!