The Civil War Token Society (CWTS) has created a scholarship to honor dealers Susan Trask and her late husband, Frank.
The annual Trask Family Young Numismatists Summer Seminar Scholarship for Young Numismatists will give up to 75 percent of the cost of tuition charged by the American Numismatic Association.
CWTS said the Trasks were instrumental in supporting education and outreach in the collecting of Civil War tokens.
They pushed the envelope and inspired great numismatists.
Applicants are required to send a written request to the scholarship committee chair by Nov. 30. The Summer Seminar occurs in late June.
Winner of a scholarship must produce a self-directed project using the skills acquired from the Summer Seminar.
These can be:
• Publishing an article in The Civil War Token Journal
• Publishing online research, commentary, or collecting notes on Civil War tokens
• Giving a local presentation to a historical society or school group
Scholarships will be given only to Civil War Token Society members or those with pending membership at the time of application.
The scholarship committee can choose not to make an award.
In the event that a Civil War token specific course, similar course (19th century coinage, exonumia, etc.) is not available or is canceled by the ANA, the applicant must demonstrate in their application an ability to use the Summer Seminar education to apply to the study and promotion of Civil War tokens.
Apply in writing to: Tom Reed (Committee Chair), 1105 Greystone Drive, Bryan, OH 43506, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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