Chess Financial Assistance (MN)

OleChess Camp
July 21-26, 2019

2019 Minnesota Office of Higher Education Information:  

Minnesota Residents: The Minnesota Office of Higher Education has accepted the St. Olaf OleChess Camp as part of their 2019 Summer Academic Enrichment Program. The Summer Academic Enrichment Program will provide stipends on a first-come, first-serve basis, to cover the direct cost for Minnesota students to attend OleChess Camp during the summer of 2019. Students MUST BE RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA.  Students must be completing grades 3-11 and qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. Students in grades 7-11 must have earned at least an overall “C” average or its equivalent for the most recently recorded academic term in Communications/Language Arts. Stipends made possible by this grant will allow students from low-income families throughout the state to attend summer academic enrichment programs. Students will only be allowed to receive funds (up to $1000) to attend one enrichment program during the summer of 2019.

Registration steps: 
1. Complete the (St. Olaf Chess Camp Stipend Form).  You can either complete the online form or download and mail the form.
2. Email and let us know if you would like to apply for the stipend and have completed the online registration form.
3. Mail/email verification of free or reduced lunch program. This can be a copy of the letter you received from the state or a letter from the school counselor/principal.
4. Mail/email documentation of “C” or better grade in Communication/Language Arts from the most recent grading period.

Note: Camp registration form, free/reduced lunch verification and most recent report card needs to be in the camp office before your camper’s name can be submitted to the Summer Academic Enrichment Program for approval.

Other resources:
Some community organizations offer academic summer camp funds to local students. Please check with your local groups: VFW, Lion’s Club, Jaycees, American Legion, etc.