Andy Nowak Youth Chess Fund

Andy Nowak coached chess in New Mexico for several decades.  He passed away in 2014 and his will established a fund to give out grants to promote scholastic chess in New Mexico.

This web site gives information about how to apply for a grant for a chess activity.


The purpose of the Andy Nowak Youth Chess Fund is to support youth chess activities in New Mexico.  These activities might include support for workshops, classes, tournaments, scholarships, travel, trainings, and other special chess-related projects.


You may apply on the web here.  If you have problems with the web site please send email to or phone Mark Galassi at +1 (505) 629-0759 and we can help you fill and submit the form.  For conceptual questions you may contact any member (or all members) of the selection committee.  We are very motivated to encourage applications so if you are having trouble with web applications we can go as far as filling them out for you on the telephone.  Contact us!