Applications for college scholarships provided by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) are being accepted through March 13. 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.
The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, or supplies directly related to class requirements. Up to two scholarships may be awarded annually. Students with a full class schedule, who maintain a B average throughout their higher education, can receive the $1,000 scholarship up to four years.
“The ANA’s primary goal is education,” said Rod Gillis, the ANA’s education director. “Generally, students who are involved in numismatics are the best and brightest scholars. It stands to reason that we should do all that we can to invest in our members at such a critical time in their lives.”
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, university, 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 13.
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.
Applications must be postmarked by March 13, 2020. Completed applications and references should be sent to:
ANA College Scholarship Committee
c/o Rod Gillis
818 N. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, non-profit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its 25,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of educational and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, and conventions. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit the website of the ANA.
Press release courtesy of the American Numismatic Association.