YPLF Founder, Alex Haimann, at a Jr. Stamp Club meeting
Fellows visiting National Postal Museum
It is the goal of the Young Philatelic Leaders Fellowship to create philatelic leaders of tomorrow by connecting them with the leaders of the philatelic world today.
During this intensive, year-long journey through the world of collecting, YPLF Fellows will visit the most exciting places in United States philately with other similarly enthusiastic young stamp collectors.
Fellows will travel to:
2 APS StampShows
American Philatelic Center
Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Meet and make friends with Fellows and alumni fellows.
Choose a track upon which to focus a year of study.
Shadow dealers, exhibitors, and authors.
Learn from an adult mentor and other philatelic leaders
Compete and present a research project on a chosen philatelic topic
Sell stamps and covers in YPLF booth at APS shows
Appraise collections at “Stamps in Your Attic”
Support youth education efforts in “Discovery Cove” youth area at APS shows
Interact with stamp collectors from around the United States
See YPLF brochure for additional information.
Travel, accommodations, and meal costs for each Fellow will be paid by the American Philatelic Society for YPLF activities. Travel costs will be reimbursed and a meal stipend provided for an accompanying parent or guardian for Fellows age 16 and 17.
Age RequirementFellows are required to be between the ages of 16 and 24. Fellows must be 16 by August 1st and not older than 24 as of August 1st of the application year.
Apply for Fellowship between January 1st and May 15th. Selected applicants will be notified by May 31st of their acceptance into the program with new Fellows beginning their fellowship at the August APS StampShow. The program ends the following August at the APS StampShow
How to Apply
Applicants must complete and submit an application form by the May 15th deadline.
Are You Interested but have some questions?
Let us know of your interest or if you have any questions by contacting Cathy Brachbill by phone at 814 933-3803 ext. 239.