ANA scholarships available to young collectors

Applications for college scholarships provided by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) are being accepted until 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 as well as financial need. Up to two scholarships may be awarded annually, and the money can be used for tuition, books or supplies directly related to class requirements.

“The ANA is fortunate to be able to offer scholarships directed towards higher learning,” said Rod Gillis, ANA education director. “The recipients of this investment will be the movers and shakers of our hobby for years to come.”


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 U.S.

Two letters of reference must be sent on the applicant’s behalf. The authors of the references cannot 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 and 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 15. Completed applications and references should be sent to:

ANA College Scholarship Committee
c/o Rod Gillis
818 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

For more information, contact Rod Gillis via email at or phone at 719-482-9845.

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