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ANA to offer YN scholarships

Applications are being accepted from Young Numismatists to earn full and partial scholarships for the American Numismatic Association’s 2012 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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The two one-week sessions are scheduled June 23-29 and June 30-July 6. Applications from ANA members between the ages of 13-22 are due by Jan. 31, 2012.

Last year, there were 38 full scholarships and eight partial scholarships awarded by ANA. Partial scholarships cover the cost of tuition while the full scholarships cover tuition, lodging and meals for one week and the cost of airfare to travel to and from Colorado Springs.

“Through the generosity of members and funds raised by the YNs themselves, the ANA awards as many as 40 merit-based scholarships annually,” said Susan McMillan, ANA’s education project manager.

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate their involvement, leadership and accomplishments in numismatics, as well as a desire to learn more about the hobby. Recommendations from other numismatists are also required.

Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to apply for 2012 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.

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Summer Seminar features a lineup of classes on ancients, paper money, counterfeit detection, grading, the Civil War, digital photography, Colonial numismatics, hobo nickels, medals, tokens and more. Last year, 426 students and instructors ranging in age from 13 to 87 attended Summer Seminar.

Applications are available at www.money.org (select “Summer Seminar” from the “Numismatic Events” drop-down menu), or by contacting the ANA education department by phone at (719) 482-9850, or by email at mcmillan@money.org.

Scholarships will be awarded in March.

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