ANA Announces 2012 Summer Seminar Scholarships for Young Numismatists


ANA LogoContinuing an annual tradition dating back to 1973, the American
Numismatic Association (ANA) in 2012 will award scholarships to Young Numismatists (YN).

The ANA last week announced that Young Numismatists can earn partial and full scholarships for the 2012 Summer Seminar in 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," Susan McMillan, ANA’s education project manager, said in an ANA statement. "Academic achievement is essential to a life of opportunity, and we encourage Young Numismatists to apply for the program."

Partial scholarships cover the cost of tuition. Full scholarships include tuition, lodging and meals for one week, and the cost of airfare to
travel to and from Colorado Springs. Awarded on a merit basis and with recommendations from other numismatists, scholarship winners may attend a one-week class of their choice.

"Summer Seminar features a lineup of classes to meet virtually every collector’s needs, including ancients, paper money, counterfeit detection, grading, the Civil War, digital photography, Colonial numismatics, hobo nickels, medals, tokens and more. Students learn from the hobby’s most prominent scholars, rising young stars and successful business leaders," the ANA states. "Last year, 426 students and instructors ranging in age from 13 to 87 attended Summer Seminar."

In 2011, the American
Numismatic Association awarded 38 full scholarships and 8 partial scholarships. It will award the 2012 summer seminar scholarships in March. Applications are available for Young Numismatists at the ANA web page:

About American Numismatic Association

The American Numismatic Association is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The American
Numismatic Association helps its 30,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit

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