AMS Epsilon Awards for Young Scholars ProgramsThe Epsilon Awards for Young Scholars Programs support existing summer programs for mathematically talented high school students.The awards get their name from the word the renowned mathematician Paul Erdos (pictured below in his youth) used to describe a child: epsilon--a word used in math to denote a small quantity.
About this Award
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 Erdös, 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 Erdos 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.
- All Girls/All Math, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Mikil Foss
- BEAM, Art of Problem Solving Foundation, Daniel Zaharopol
- Bridge to Calculus Program, Northeastern University, Richard Porter
- Canada/USA Math Camp, , Marisa Debowsky
- Creative and Analytical Math Programs of the Bard Math Circle, Bard College, Japheth Wood
- Early Identification Program, George Mason University, Kaitlin Cicchetti
- Girls Get Math with Data, Troy University, Ken Roblee
- Governor's Institute on Mathematical Sciences, University of Vermont, Karen Taylor Mitchell
- Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics, Hampshire College, David C. Kelly
- Math an' Coding, , Toussaint Tyson
- Math Circles of Chicago, , Eileen Mullini-Gasteier
- Math Knights Summer Institute, University of Central Florida, Zhisheng Shuai
- MathIly, Bryn Mawr College, Sarah-Marie Belcastro
- MathIly-Er, , Alice Mark
- Mathworks Honors Summer Math Camp, Texas State University, Max Warshauer
- New York Math Circle High School Summer Program, New York Math Circle, Kovan Pillai
- PROMYS, Boston University, Li-Mei Lim
- PROTaSM, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaquez, Luis Carceres
- Ross Mathematics Program, Ross Mathematics Foundation, Jim Fowler
- Summer Illinois Math Camp, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaig, Grace Natalie Jaffe
- Summer Institute for Math at UW, University of Washington, Ron Irving
- Summer Math Program for Young Scholars, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Selin Kalaycioglu
- TexPREP-Lubbock, Texas Tech University, Jim Brown
- The Calculus Project and Leadership Academy, Boston University, Adrian Mims
Next Award: July 2023
Application Deadline: December 15, 2021
- Applications are accepted from program directors only (not from students or parents)
- The application will be available beginning September 15th on MathPrograms.org
- More information . . .