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Summer Seminar scholarships offered to YNs


Young Numismatists have the opportunity to earn full and partial scholarships for the American Numismatic Association’s 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.”

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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 of classes focus on ancients, paper money, counterfeit detection, grading, Civil War numismatics, digital photography, Colonial numismatics, hobo nickels, medals, tokens and more.

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.

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 at mcmillan@money.org.

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

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