AMS Epsilon Awards for Young Scholars Programs
The 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 Erdős (pictured at left in his youth) used to describe a child: epsilon--a word used in math to denote a small quantity.
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.
Apply for an Epsilon grant.
Next awards (for summer 2015)
Most Recent Awards: 2014
The following programs were recipients of the 2014 Epsilon Awards:
See all previous awards
About the Awards
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.
Make a contribution to the Epsilon Fund endowment.
Photo from the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive.