Applications for college scholarships provided by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) are being accepted through March 15. The scholarship fund was established in 2014 to provide a graduating high school senior who is also a member of the ANA with $1,000 to use at the university, community college or trade school of the student’s choice. Scholarship winners will be chosen based on numismatic merit and financial need.
This scholarship can be used for tuition, books, or supplies directly related to class requirements. Up to two scholarships may be awarded annually.
“Young numismatists are important to the ANA and vital to the future of the coin collecting hobby,” said Rod Gillis, the ANA’s education director. “Education is the mission of the ANA and this scholarship provides a venue for younger members to reach their full potential.”
Besides holding membership in the ANA, applicants must be a graduating high school senior with a cumulative grade-point average of at least a 3.0. The winning students may use the scholarship at any two- or four-year college or trade school within the United States.
Two letters of reference must be sent on the applicant’s behalf. The authors of the references may not be family members. Reference letters must be submitted by the person writing the reference, not the scholarship applicant, and must be received at the ANA by March 15.
The first scholarship was graciously underwritten by Brian Fanton, ANA Education & Young Numismatist Committee Chair and former ANA Governor, and Walter Ostromecki Jr., ANA Governor and past President. Funds for future scholarships will be raised through donations and during the YN auctions held at the ANA’s annual Summer Seminar.
Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2016. Completed applications and references should be sent to:
ANA College Scholarship Committee
c/o Rod Gillis
818 N. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
For additional information, contact Rod Gillis via email at [email protected] or call him at (719) 482-9845.