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Archie Taylor Scholarship

OHNS Announces YN Scholarship

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Archie Taylor Educational Scholarship Guidelines

A scholarship has been created to honor Archie Taylor, a champion of the Original Hobo Nickel Society (OHNS) and a strong campaigner for the art of carving nickels.

A scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 will be awarded annually to one applicant meeting the qualifications stated below. The scholarship will be awarded to a new recipient every year providing the funds are available and/or $500 in years when the $1000.00 in funds are not available. The scholarship is to be funded by monetary donations and coins donated for auction at the annual OHNS Auction in January of every year. Those coins that are donated specifically to fund the scholarship will be featured in a separate section of the catalog. The Kagin’s Numismatic Educational Foundation (a 501c3) will augment existing funds to ensure that the annual scholarship will be a minimum of $500.00.

  • Applicants must be members of OHNS.
  • o FUN YNs will be considered if there is a lack of qualified OHNS members applying.
  • Applicants must be at least 17 years of age to qualify.

  • Recipients of the scholarship cannot apply in consecutive years.

  • Scholarship applicants must provide a letter of acceptance to an accredited institution of higher learning, i.e., university, college, technical school.

  • Transcripts illustrating GPA provided to the institution are to be made available to the board.

  • Applicants are required to submit an essay of a minimum of 500 words explaining how numismatics has played a part in their education and advising of the applicant’s educational direction.

  • Applicants must submit acceptance letter from the educational institution, transcripts from the last school attended and as essay no later than July 1st.

  • OHNS Members that are paid in full for the previous three years are encouraged to have their family members (that meet the other criteria) apply for the scholarship. Board members cannot vote for a family member.


The committee will make its recommendation to the Board for the final decision and vote.

The criteria for this program may be amended by the OHNS board after consultation with the existing committee by a vote of two-thirds or a majority of the Board.

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