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AMS Young Scholars Program

The AMS Young Scholars Program supports existing summer programs for mathematically engaged youth.

About this Award

Paul Erdos In 1999 the American Mathematical Society established the Epsilon Fund endowment to help support summer mathematics programs for mathematically talented high school students.  The name for the fund was chosen in remembrance of the late Paul Erdős, who was fond of calling children "epsilons."  The goal of the program is to aid and promote programs that support and nurture mathematically talented youth in the United States, and to make these opportunities available to the broad pool of all mathematically talented high school students living in the United States. Paul Erdős as a child.  Photo from the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.

Awards of $2,500-$15,000 are made annually to support existing summer programs that touch hundreds of talented and highly-motivated mathematics students.  The number of programs supported each year varies.

Most Recent Award: 2024

Adelphi Summer Institute in Mathematical Epidemiology
Bridge to Calculus
Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) Summer Away
Canada/USA Mathcamp
Euler Circle
GirlsGetMath@CSU 2024
GirlsGetMath@ICERM 2024
Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics (HCSSiM)
Kenneth I. Gross and Tony Trono Governor's Institute on Mathematical Sciences (GIV)
Live Math Workshops
LSU Math Circle / Virtual Math Circle: Research Opportunities for High School Students
Math Circles of Chicago
MathILy (serious Mathematics Infused with Levity)
Math Knights Summer Institute
Mathworks Honors Summer Math Camp (HSMC)
Michigan Math and Science Scholars (MMSS)
Navajo Nation Math Circles
Navigate the Maze to Achievement, Inc.
New York Math Circle
PROMYS and PROMYS Pathways Summer Program
PROTaSM(Puerto Rico Opportunities for Talented Students in Mathematics)
PZ Math Corp
Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP) Preparing for Success in Calculus
Ross Mathematics Program
SigmaCamp / Sigma Prime
Summer Illinois Mathematics (SIM) Camp 2024
Summer Math Program for Young Scholars
TexPREP - Lubbock 2024
UConn CAPS Pre-College Summer Program
University of South Florida STEM Education Center
Young CryptograpHers

See previous winners

Next Award:  July 2025

Nomination Deadline:  15 January 2025

Application Procedure: 

Contribute to the Epsilon Fund endowment

Apply for the AMS Young Scholars Program