# Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department

This award recognizes a department which has distinguished itself by undertaking an unusual or particularly effective program of value to the mathematics community, internally or in relation to the rest of society.  Examples might include a department that runs a notable minority outreach program, a department that has instituted an unusually effective industrial mathematics internship program, a department that has promoted mathematics so successfully that a large fraction of its university's undergraduate population majors in mathematics, or a department that has made some form of innovation in its research support to faculty and/or graduate students, or which has created a special and innovative environment for some aspect of mathematics research.

This award was established in 2004. For the first three awards (2006-2008), the prize amount was US\$1,200. The prize was endowed by an anonymous donor in 2008, and starting with the 2009 prize, the amount is US\$5,000.

This US\$5,000 prize is awarded annually.  Departments of mathematical sciences in North America that offer at least a bachelors degree in mathematical sciences are eligible.

Most Recent Award: 2019

The 2019 Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department was awarded to the Department of Mathematics and Computing of Franklin College in Indiana for its outstanding achievements in the undergraduate mathematics program.

Award announcement as seen in the news release.

Next Award:  2021