Summer Seminar Scholarships Available for Exceptional Young Numismatists

Posted on 9/16/2009

Considered the best education in numismatics, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

The American Numismatic Association is seeking applications from talented young collectors ages 13 to 22 for scholarships to attend 2010 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs. Dates for the two one-week sessions are June 26–July 2 and July 3–9.

Summer Seminar, considered by many to be the best education in numismatics, has recently received several generous donations. Former Young Numismatist (YN) Dwight N. Manley donated $250,000 to the ANA’s Florence Schook School of Numismatics in August for YN scholarships, and numerous organizations and individuals have also contributed to scholarship funds.

"Because of the generosity of many distinguished members, I’m happy to say that there are more full and partial scholarships available for YNs than ever before," said ANA Executive Director Larry Shepherd. "We also expect more qualified applicants, so young collectors with talent and interest are encouraged to complete their applications quickly."

Scholarship recipients will attend one week-long class or two two-day classes of their choice, stay in a Colorado College dormitory with experienced chaperones, and participate in seminar programs and special events. The ANA has been awarding Summer Seminar scholarships to YNs since 1973.

YN scholarship applications are available at (select "Summer Seminar" from the "Numismatic Events" drop-down menu) or by contacting the ANA education department at 719-482-9850 or Applications are due Jan. 18 for review by a selection committee. Scholarships will be awarded in March, and preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate commitment to the hobby.

The American Numismatic Association is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 32,000 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

The thoughts and opinions in the piece are those of their author and are not necessarily the thoughts of the Certified Collectibles Group.

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