APMEX Establishes Customer Sponsored Scholarship
The application deadline for scholarships to attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2016 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs has been extended to February 29. Dates for the two one-week sessions are June 18-23 and June 25-30.
Scholarship recipients will attend one week-long class of their choice, learning from the hobby’s most prominent leaders and scholars; stay in a Colorado College dormitory; and participate in seminar programs and events. Full and partial scholarships will be awarded.
In 2015, 26 full scholarships and 26 partial scholarships were granted. Full scholarships cover tuition, lodging, meals and airfare for one week, while partial scholarships cover tuition only. Application forms can be found online at Money.org/SummerSeminar.
Summer Seminar is a once-a-year opportunity for numismatic learning and camaraderie that offers students an array of weeklong courses designed for discovery or continued study. For over 40 years, Summer Seminar has featured classes to suit virtually every collector’s hobby needs, including Detecting Counterfeit and Altered Coins, Grading United States Coins, Early American Copper Coinage, Digital Numismatic Photography, Morgan Silver Dollars, Coins of Colonial America, and much more. Download the course catalog or browse the catalog online.
Scholarships are made possible through funding programs such as the Robert Lecce Advanced Scholarship and Summer Seminar Young Numismatist Scholarship, which are funded by generous donations from members and member organizations. American Precious Metals Exchange (APMEX) recently donated $10,000 to establish the APMEX Customer Sponsored Scholarship. Additional benevolent donors and funds include the Colorado Wyoming Numismatic Association (CWNA) and the Eugene H. Gardner Scholarship fund.
“Through the generosity of members and funds raised by the YNs themselves, the ANA awards as many as 40 merit-based scholarships annually,” said Susan Mc Millan, ANA seminar director. “This is an excellent opportunity for highly motivated and intelligent adults and young adults to enhance their knowledge of numismatics.”
Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to re-apply in 2016. Scholarships to attend Summer Seminar are awarded on the basis of merit. Successful applicants need to demonstrate involvement, leadership and accomplishments in numismatics, as well as a desire to learn more about the hobby. The scholarships will help defray the costs of tuition, lodging and meals.
For additional information, please contact Amber Bradish, the ANA’s seminar coordinator, at (719) 482-9865 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.