Summer Seminar scholarships available for talented Young Numismatists

Young Numismatists have the opportunity to earn full and partial scholarships for the American Numismatic Association's highly acclaimed 2013 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo. 

 

The two, one-week sessions are scheduled from June 22-28 and June 29-July 5. Scholarship applications from ANA members between the ages of 13-22 are due by Jan. 31. 

 

In 2012, 38 full scholarships and 14 partial scholarships were awarded. Partial scholarships cover the cost of tuition while the full scholarships cover tuition, lodging and meals for one week as well as round-trip airfare. YNs will arrive one day prior to the start date of their session.

 

"Through the generosity of members and funds raised by the YNs themselves, the ANA awards as many as 40 merit-based full scholarships annually," said Susan McMillan, ANA education project manager. "This is an excellent opportunity for highly motivated and intelligent teenagers and young adults to enhance their knowledge of numismatics."

 

Scholarships are awarded on a merit basis. Successful applicants will need to demonstrate their involvement, leadership and accomplishments in numismatics, as well as a desire to learn more about the hobby. 

 

Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to apply for 2013 scholarships; the selection committee will place particular emphasis on how their previous education at Summer Seminar helped to further their accomplishments and interest in numismatics. 

 

Summer Seminar features a lineup of classes to meet virtually every collector's needs, including ancients, paper money, counterfeit detection, grading, Civil War numismatics, digital photography, Colonial numismatics, hobo nickels, medals, tokens and more. 

 

Students learn from the hobby's most prominent scholars, rising young stars and successful business leaders. Young Numismatists and adults will be enrolled in the same classes, which require maturity and responsibility from every participant in the seminar. Last year, 400 students and instructors ranging in age from 13 to 87 attended Summer Seminar. 

 

Scholarship recipients will attend one week-long class of their choice, will be lodged in a Colorado College dormitory with counselor supervision, and participate in seminar programs and events. 

 

Summer Seminar marks its 45th year in 2013. The ANA has awarded YN scholarships yearly since 1973. 

 

YN scholarship applications are available at www.money.org/SummerSeminar or by contacting the ANA education department at 719-482-9850 or by e-mail atmcmillan@money.org

 

Scholarships will be awarded in March, and preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate dedication to the hobby.

 

The American Numismatic Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 28,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of programs including its education and outreach programs, museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go to www.money.org.