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GNA to offer two ANA scholarships

The Georgia Numismatic Association is accepting applications for two scholarships for the 2012 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The scholarships are available to both Young Numismatists, ages 13 to 22, and senior numismatists. The two one-week sessions are scheduled for June 23-29 and June 30-July 6. Completed applications must be received by Dec. 31.

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Each scholarship covers the minimum on-campus fees, which include room, board and tuition for one session plus air travel arranged with M&M World Travel Service.

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. Recommendations are also required.

The ANA Summer Seminar features a lineup of classes to meet virtually every collector’s educational needs.

Class subjects include ancient coin collecting, paper money collecting and grading, counterfeit detection, coin grading, the Civil War, exonumia, digital photography of coins, Colonial numismatics, hobo nickel carving, collecting medals and tokens, and more.

Students learn from the hobby’s most prominent scholars, rising young stars and successful business leaders. Last year, 426 students and instructors ranging in age from 13 to 87 attended the ANA Summer Seminar.

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YN 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.

Separate YN and senior scholarship applications are available at www.GaMoney.org by selecting “Scholarship” on the home page, or by contacting the GNA scholarship committee at (423) 842-5527, or by email at scholarship@GaMoney.org. Scholarship applications can also be obtained by writing to Georgia Numismatic Association, Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 76161, Atlanta, GA 30358-1161.

Scholarships will be awarded by Jan. 31. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate dedication to the hobby.

The Georgia Numismatic Association is a state numismatic organization founded to advance the science, education and history of numismatics through the study of coins, paper money, medals, tokens and other items related to the field of numismatics. The club publishes the GNA Journal, runs an annual coin show, conducts numismatic seminars, sponsors YN activities, funds scholarships to promote numismatics in the state and region.

For more information about the GNA, visit the association’s website at www.GaMoney.org.

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