American Philatelic Society

Recommend a Fellow

Do you know someone between the ages of 16 and 24 that would make a good Fellow? Recommend them by submitting their name on this online form.

YPLF Founder, Alex Haimann, at a Jr. Stamp Club meeting

Fellows visiting National Postal Museum
Fellowship Details

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

AmeriStamp Expo

American Philatelic Center

Smithsonian National Postal Museum

YPLF Activities:

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 Requirement
Fellows 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.

Application Timeline

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.

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