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 below in his youth) used to describe a child: epsilon--a word used in math to denote a small quantity.

(Left: math students at work at PROTaSM program)

(Below: Paul Erdős as a child)

**Award Details**

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 2018) **

March 2018

**Most Recent Awards: 2017**

The following programs were recipients of the 2017 Epsilon Awards:** **

**All Girls/All Math Summer Camp**, University of Nebraska, Lincoln,, director**Yu Jin****Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM)**, Bard College,, director**Daniel Zaharopol****Camp Euclid**, Euclid Lab,, director**David Gay****Canada/USA Mathcamp**, University of Puget Sound,, director**Marisa Debowsky****GirlsGetMath@ICERM**, Brown University,, director**Brendan Hassett****GirlsGetMath@Rochester**, University of Rochester,, director**Amanda Tucker (nee Beeson)****Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics**, Hampshire college,, director**David C. Kelly****MathILy**, Bryn Mawr College,, director**Sarah- Marie BelCastro****MathILy-Er**, University of Washington,, director**Jonah Ostroff****MathPath**, Mount Holyoke College,, director**Stephen B. Maurer****Mathworks Honors Summer Math Camp**, Texas State University,and**Max L. Warshauer**, directors**Michelle Pruett****Michigan Math and Science Scholars (MMSS)**, University of Michigan,, director**Doreen J. Fussman****PROMYS (Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists)**, Boston University,, director**Glenn Stevens****PROTaSM (Puerto Rico Opportunities for Talented Students in Mathematics)**, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez,, director**Luis F. Caceres****Research Science Institute**, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,, director**Charles M. Farmer****SigmaCamp**, Silver Lake Camp and Conference Center,, director**Alexander Kirillov****Summer Institute for Mathematics at UW**, University of Washington,, director**Ron Irving**

**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.*