Eleventh Annual PNG 2015 YN Scholarship Competition Announced


PNG LogoThe Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) will provide a scholarship for a young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2015 ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Young numismatists between 13 and 22 are invited to apply.

This is the 11 consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual American Numismatic Association educational programs.

"The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition for one of the two week-long Summer Seminar sessions, meals and five nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College, site of the ANA headquarters," said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

This year’s 47th Annual ANA Summer Seminars are divided into two separate sessions. The first will be held Saturday, June 20, to Thursday, June 25, and the second session is from Saturday, June 27, to Thursday, July 2.

"Young collectors are the future of the hobby, and these annual PNG scholarships help eager young numismatists learn more about the hobby through the unique learning experiences the ANA offers with its annual Summer Seminars," said Terry Hanlon, PNG President. "The PNG is proud to continue its support of this outstanding program."

To enter the scholarship competition, applicants must submit their name, contact information, and a short essay that explains why he or she should be chosen. The essays are due by Friday, April 10, 2015. Entries can be sent by email to info@PNGdealers.org or by mail to:

PNG Executive Director
28441 Rancho California Road, Suite 106
Temecula, CA 92590.

Ages of Summer Seminar attendees range from teenagers to senior. Classes focus on specific coin and paper money collecting topics or the hobby’s technical and business aspects. More information about the sessions, including a 2015 Summer Seminar catalog, is available from ANA’s website at https://www.money.org/summer-seminar.

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.

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