The National Silver Dollar Round Table (NSDR), on behalf of the Selby Ungar Educational Fund, is proud to announce the creation of the NSDR Young Numismatist Education Scholarship.
The Selby Ungar Education Fund was established in 2019. Mr. Ungar is the co-author (Crum, Oxman) of “Carson City Morgan
Dollars.” A veteran of the United States Air Force, he served as Vice President of the NSDR for eighteen years. Mr. Ungar’s contributions to numismatics, as an author, dealer, collector and educator, and his undeniable warmth and sincerity, will leave a lasting legacy throughout the hobby.
The objective of the National Silver Dollar Round Table (NSDR)
is to advance the knowledge of numismatics, especially of United States silver dollars. The NSDR thrives to inspire cooperation among all persons interested in silver dollars through educational seminars, social meetings, publications and other numismatic forums and fellowship. Education is the cornerstone of our organization and, for that reason, we are pleased to offer this scholarship to a worthy young numismatist.
Current NSDR President Jeff Wuller, who has participated in the ANA Summer Seminar as both a student and as a guest speaker, believes the well-being of our hobby starts with the education of our young collectors. “Young Numismatists are the future of our hobby. If we do not support them, the hobby will continue to decline.” Mr. Wuller found the ANA Summer Seminar courses to be instrumental to his growth as a Numismatist, “There is always something to learn. I first took a grading class. Since then I’ve taken classes on counterfeit and altered coins and modern printing process.” Mr. Wuller encourages all dealers and collectors to take the time to educate our Young
Numismatists, to mentor and share their knowledge and excitement in promoting the hobby.
The week-long ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs can be an invaluable experience for any numismatist, and especially exciting for a young collector who is just starting to enjoy the hobby. The NSDR is pleased to help nurture deserving young numismatists in the promotion and education of silver dollars and numismatics as a whole.
Who Should Apply:
The NSDR encourages silver dollar enthusiasts between the ages 13-18 to apply.
Applicants should be a current member of the NSDR or willing to become a member. Applicants should be interested in silver dollars, of any time period, and eager to contribute to the growth, knowledge and education of silver dollars within the hobby.
How to Apply:
Applicants must submit a written request to the education committee chair, post marked by the 1st of April, 2020. The applicant should produce a self-written essay or article about silver dollars. The winning essay will be selected by the NSDR education committee and presented to the NSDR board of governors at the Central States Numismatic Society’s April convention.
In addition to earning the NSDR Young Numismatist Education Scholarship, the winning essay will be featured on the NSDR website (www.NSDR.net).
The scholarship is not guaranteed on an annual basis and is subject to review of the NSDR education committee prior to presenting to the NSDR Governors at the NSDR board meeting during the April CSNS convention.
The NSDR Young Numismatist Education Scholarship covers the following…
Tuition for one of two week-long Summer Seminar sessions, airfare, five nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College (or wherever the ANA Summer Seminar is to be held, determined on a year by year basis).
Brian P. Cushing (Education Committee Chair)
P.O. Box 1566
Severna Park, MD 21146