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AMS Young Scholars Program

About the Grants

  • The AMS Young Scholars Program, supported by the Epsilon Fund, grants up to US$15,000 in support of summer mathematics programs.
  • Support will be offered to existing programs that are most successful in nourishing mathematically engaged youth.
  • Programs should have been in existence for at least one year, preferably more.
  • Successful programs tend to have the following characteristics: run over a period of multiple weeks in the summer, bring in at least 20 students with mathematical interest, and generally are directed by mathematicians.
  • Programs can focus on problem solving or mathematical research in any area of mathematics.
  • Funding is for one year and it is expected that half of the funds will be used for student scholarships and half for program expenses. No indirect costs will be covered.
  • Award announcements are made in late February. Over a dozen awards are made per year. See the list of current and previous years' AMS Young Scholars Programs grants.

Application Information

  • Applications are accepted from program directors only (not from students or parents).
  • The application will be available beginning October 15 on
  • Deadline: January 15 for awards the following summer.


  • Contact the AMS Programs Department with any questions or to have your program added to the mailing list

Support for the Epsilon Fund for AMS Young Scholars Program

The Epsilon Fund was established in 1999 and the first grants were awarded in 2000. Your gift to this endowed fund enables mathematically talented young people to pursue new mathematical inquiries in an immersive summer experience. Make a gift to the Epsilon Fund today.