K-8 Kids being coached by 16 yr old and 6 yr old Coaches, takes 2nd in the k-12

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This has been a fun session at Next Up, Lucille Brown.  Jason Moorefield 16,  Anagha Sinkar 6, and their parents really deserve all the credit for this.  Jason is a SCBC Master Coach.  You become a Master Coach by coaching 100 sessions.  Jason was actually number 114 in the World, Under 16, until his recent birthday.  Anagha is 18th for girls under 7 in the US.  They alternate Tues and Thursdays as the coaching team of Lucille Brown Middle School.  This past weekend at the Meadowdale Spring Tournament, Nazerria Thomas and Laiyla Joseph teamed up to bring home 2nd place in the combined middle and high school section of this national tournament!!   Laiyla (R) making her sixth tournament appearance in 6 months knocked of a career high 639 player to get herself an individual medal performance.  Nazerria (l) was appearing in her 1st US chess tournament. By the way Coach Anagha played in the k-5 section and finished 1st with a perfect score of 4-0!  It was all girl power this weekend!  Hats off to the ladies!!!

Nazerria Thomas and Cole Felix are looking forward to Scholarship Chess Business Center’s summer work program.  From late June until mid August, selected Rated Tournament Chess Players will be trained in Business to Business  Marketing, Fund Raising, and Chess Coaching.  Our goal is to show them that they can earn money now and get ready for college.  Successful kids coaching successful kids.   Let’s see what’s next!?

Rated Tournament Chess Players nationwide, of any age, looking for work may contact Mike Callaham @ 804-426-6058


Scholarships; The Adventure Begins Now!?!

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Virginia Union University started a scholarship program for Rising 9th Graders.  An 8 year commitment to 50 RPS kids to mentor them through High School and when they graduate, they receive the Bachelors Degree Scholarship of their choice!!  A scholarship at first seems like a Gambit.  How about if you really could get your child to profitably accelerate school?  At a tuition of just under $100,000.00, VUU has made an initial commitment of 7 million dollars by my estimations.  To keep 50 kids mentored for 4 + years, games, events, administration, etc.  I’m extremely proud to see them putting into the community!

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Chess is the only thing where everything is up to the individual at any age!  There are children every year that have skipped grades, are securing full scholarships to colleges, and own successful businesses.  Imagine applications and resumes with national rankings, certifications, and business ownership!  Some might say I’m living the dream everyday.  Hey, I’m loving every minute of it!! (Well, most of them!?!)

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It’s a lot of work.  Everyone at any age has a huge capacity for accumulative work.  The challenge is deadlines.  Chess is the shortcut to getting the attention, cooperation, and support of adults.  All of them!  If not immediately, then eventually.  Chess works whether that’s the intention or not.  It’s one of the few areas left in human activity where every stereotype is advantageous as long as you stay in character! lol

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Someone in the house needs to get this mapped out.  Unless you just intend to pay for college or you are a business owner with other interest, some one needs to help these kids scoop up as much tax free wealth as possible if they are so inclined and willing to cooperate with leadership!  I saw an application for $2500.00 that was not much different than the one I saw for $100,000.00.  What that means is… If you’ll get going in the right direction and you start soon enough, you’re sure to get some scholarships or advantages because of what you and/or they have become!  Usually the longer you’ve stuck with it increases how much, “where you are”, has exceeded your expectations!!




Urgent! Urgent! Urgent! Deadline is April 15th!

No silly, not your taxes!  A chance at $125,000.00 of tax free Scholarship money!

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This Scholarship is easily worth $125,000.00

Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Virginia Union University is $15,530 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 44% cheaper than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $27,755. The cost is 24% cheaper than the average Virginia tuition of $20,337 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 26th in Virginia amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 33rd most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,918 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $17,448.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $8,512 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Richmond should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,500.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,436 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $5,982 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Virginia Union University was $30,896 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Virginia residence status as there is no in-state discount.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education’s 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Virginia Union University and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Estimated Budgets
Virginia Resident Total Budget $30,896
   In-State Tuition $15,530
   Other Fees $1,918
   Room and Board $8,512
   On-Campus Other Budget $3,436
   Books and Supplies $1,500
Non-Resident Total Budget $30,896
   Out-of-State Tuition $15,530
   Other Fees $1,918
   Room and Board $8,512
   On-Campus Other Budget $3,436
   Books and Supplies $1,500

Please forgive any overlap.  I’m just trying to get the word out!!!!!!!!!