ANA College Scholarships Available to Young Collectors

Applications for the Gerome Walton Memorial College Scholarship 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 post-secondary 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 for up to four years.

“As an educational organization, the ANA is proud to present this scholarship opportunity to students,” said Paula Knepper, the ANA’s eLearning Program Coordinator. “We hope this scholarship will encourage students to continue their study and involvement in numismatics and help them in their educational journey.” 

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 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. Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2024. Completed applications and references should be sent to: ANA College Scholarship Committeec/o Paula Knepper818 N. Cascade AvenueColorado Springs, CO 80903 For additional information, contact Paula Knepper via email at pknepper@money.orgor call (719) 482-9852.

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of educational and outreach programs, to include its museum, library, publications, conventions and webinars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit

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