(Fallbrook, California) — For the sixth consecutive year, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will provide a scholarship to send a deserving young numismatist to the 2010 annual American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition for one of the two, week-long Summer Seminar sessions in June or July, meals and six nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College, site of the ANA headquarters.
"All young numismatists between the ages of 13 and 22 are cordially invited to apply for the PNG scholarship. To be eligible for consideration, entrants must submit a short essay outlining why they should be chosen as the scholarship recipient. The deadline for receipt of the entries is March 31, 2010," said Robert Brueggeman, PNG Executive Director.
Nominations must include the applicant’s name and contact information. The nominating essays can be sent by e-mail to info@PNGdelaers.com, or by mail to the PNG Executive Director, 3950 Concordia Lane, Fallbrook, California 92028.
The two separate 2010 ANA Summer Seminar week-long sessions will be held Saturday, June 26, to Friday, July 2, and from Saturday, July 3, to Friday, July 9. Participants, ranging from teens to senior citizens, spend 25 hours taking one course of their choice about specific coins or paper money, the hobby’s technical or business aspects.
"We believe young collectors deserve an opportunity to realize their full numismatic potential and think a scholarship to attend the ANA’s Summer Seminar is a good place for them to start. We want to thank the PNG for generously providing this YN Scholarship and for promoting the ANA’s education programs," said Susan M. McMillan, ANA Education Project Manager.
A complete list of courses available and information about the Summer Seminar can be found on the ANA’s web site, www.money.org. For additional information, call the ANA Education Department at (719) 482-9850 or contact by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young numismatists participating in the seminar program stay in a Colorado College dormitory with experienced chaperons and mentors. In addition to attending classes, they also have a variety of special activities and events in conjunction with the ANA’s Summer Seminar.
"The annual PNG young numismatist scholarship is a great program that helps develop more collectors by giving young people an opportunity to attend the most popular numismatic education programs in the world, the annual ANA Summer Seminar," said PNG President Paul Montgomery.
The money to pay for the annual PNG YN Scholarship is administered from PNG’s Gerald Bauman Memorial Fund. Bauman, who died in 2001, served for many years as a prominent coin dealer with Manfra, Tordella & Brookes in New York City.
About Professional Numismatists Guild
Founded in 1953, PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money dealers in the United States and seven other countries. PNG member-dealers must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise. For additional information, visit online at www.PNGdealers.com.