College Scholarship

American Numismatic Association Gerome Walton Memorial College Scholarship

The ANA is proud to offer scholarships to assist young numismatists in their chosen field of study.

A $1,000 scholarship will be paid to the school that the winning applicant attends.  This scholarship can be used for tuition, books, or supplies directly related to class requirements. Two scholarships are 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.


Application Form

To apply, download and complete the application form or use the interactive form below.

  • Eligibility Criteria
    • The applicant must be a United States Citizen and a graduating high school senior.
    • The applicant must have at least a 3.0 “B” verifiable cumulative grade point average before the application date.
    • The applicant must plan to attend a college, university or technical trade school within the United States.
    • The applicant must be a member in good standing of the American Numismatic Association.
  • Tips for Applicants

    Pay attention to detail.  Your application should be concise and direct, reveal interesting things about yourself and describe how your strengths, achievements and passions make you a strong candidate for the scholarship.  The selection committee will review many applications.  They will look upon your application favorably if it is neat, and free of typos and grammatical errors. If you have questions, please contact:

    Paula Knepper

  • Selection Process

    Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit.  Each application is thoroughly reviewed by a selection committee.  Emphasis is placed on numismatic interests and accomplishments as well as financial need.

  • Application Deadline

    Two letters of reference must be sent on your 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.

    Completed applications and references should be sent to:

    ANA College Scholarship
    c/o  Paula Knepper
    818 N. Cascade Avenue
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2024.  Absolutely no exceptions will be made.

    Applications will be reviewed in confidence.

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