The CSS has established a College Scholarship Program for young collectors, 16 to 21 years of age, to encourage their philatelic writing and exhibiting.
Philatelic Writing: The Society will award a $1,000 college scholarship, in the form of paid college fees, textbooks, etc., to any member who writes an article of three or more pages in length, excluding illustrations, that is accepted for publication in the China Clipper. The article is to be submitted to the Editor and must state that it is being submitted under the scholarship program.
Philatelic Exhibiting: The Society will award a $1,000 college scholarship, in the form of paid college fees, textbooks, etc., to any member who exhibits at the CSS Annual Convention. To be eligible, the exhibitor must be 16 to 21 years of age the day the show opens. He must advise the Youth Coordinator that the exhibit is being submitted under the scholarship program. The exhibit must be of Chinese philatelic material and consist of a minimum of three frames and receive at least a Silver Award. In the case of multiple entries at the same show, the one with the highest award will prevail. In the case of the same awards, the judges will decide the winner of the scholarship. No more then one scholarship will be awarded each year for exhibiting. Only one scholarship will be awarded to any one member. The scholarship is not transferable.
Email Richard Boyd, Youth Coordinator, with any question.
Rich handles the youth scholarship program for exhibits by young members at the Annual Convention and articles by young members for the China Clipper. He also sees to the preparation and distribution of the packets of Chinese stamps that we give away to young collectors at stamp shows and otherwise works with young people promoting Chinese philately.