Counselors at 2009 Banquet
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PROMYS students studying together
PROMYS circle of students


June 29 - August 9, 2014

PROMYS for Teachers Applications are no longer being accepted for 2014.
Student Applications are no longer being accepted for PROMYS 2014.

Financial Aid

PROMYS offers full and partial need-based financial aid and is dedicated to the principle that no one should be unable to attend for financial reasons. 
Learn more about Financial Aid


AMS Epsilon Fund Scholarship
With support from the American Mathematical Society (AMS), PROMYS will offer a Ky and Yu-Fen Fan Scholarship to a talented high school student in this summer's program.

Scholarships for Students from Massachusetts
Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, merit scholarships of up to $500 will be granted to all PROMYS students who are residents of Massachusetts.  It is our hope that these merit scholarships will be for $500, as they have been for each of the past few years. 

HMMT/HMNT Scholarships
PROMYS will award two $250 scholarships (to one male and one female first-year PROMYS student) among winners of HMMT or HMNT who qualify for the program.

CMI-PROMYS International Alliance Scholarships 
Ten full scholarships for students from Europe.  Airfare is included.  The 2014 CMI-PROMYS Scholarship application deadline was March 15. 

Learn more about Scholarships 

Please click here for student and counselor testimonials


Glennfest - Conference in Honor of Glenn Stevens' 60th Birthday

There was a Conference on p-adic Variation in Number Theory at Boston University from Monday, June 2 through Friday, June 6, 2014. 

Glennfest was organized by Henry Cohn, Jay Pottharst, Robert Pollack, David Rohrlich, Jared Weinstein and others. Conference topics included p-adic variation of automorphic forms, Galois representations, p-adic L-functions, motives, and anything else that moves p-adically.

The list of speakers included the following PROMYS alums: David Hansen, Ander Steele, and Ila Varma.
The schedule included a banquet on Thursday June 5.


Please click here for details of the 25th Summer of PROMYS Celebration held in July 2013.  

Please click here for abstracts and bios of the alum speakers at the Celebration.


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Download a CMI-PROMYS European Scholarship flyer here



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PROMYS is a six-week summer program at Boston University designed to encourage strongly motivated high school students to explore in depth the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists.  Professor Glenn Stevens, the Director of PROMYS, founded the program in 1989 together with other members of the current faculty.

The Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) and PROMYS are offering new advanced seminars for returning PROMYS students. Returning students also engage in original research under the mentorship of professional mathematicians.

PROMYS for Teachers

PROMYS for Teachers is a collaboration of Boston University's Department of Mathematics with the Education Development Center in Waltham, Massachusetts. Together we are working to promote what we call a "culture of exploration" in secondary school mathematics classrooms. 

The CMI-PROMYS International Alliance has selected 13 students from Europe as fully-funded CMI-PROMYS Scholars for 2014

PROMYS is delighted to announce that the CMI-PROMYS International Alliance will be fully funding the PROMYS participation of thirteen European students, rather than the anticipated ten. Formed in 2013, the CMI-PROMYS International Alliance is an expansion of the long standing PROMYS partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) which is generously funding the scholarships.  The CMI-PROMYS Scholars have been selected from the large and impressive pool of scholarship applicants from 27 European countries. Scholarship Finalists were interviewed via Skype or telephone by PROMYS alumni from Europe. The CMI-PROMYS Scholars will follow up their six weeks at PROMYS with participation in the one-week residential Oxford Masterclasses in Geometry, at Oxford University, England.

Please click here for more details about the Alliance, the Oxford Masterclasses, and the CMI-PROMYS Scholarships.

Featured Videos

On December 29, 2013, alum David Frohardt-Lane won $557,850 by winning the sportsbetting Vegas NFL SuperContest. Congratulations David!

On July 6, 2013, at the PROMYS 25th Summer Celebration, David gave a talk entitled "Predictive Modeling in Sportsbetting." Here's a video of his talk, and here's the abstract. David attended PROMYS in 1994 and 1995. After PROMYS, he went to Carleton College, where he majored in mathematics and then went on to get an MS in statistics from the University of Chicago. David works in finance: he spent 8 years at GETCO and now works at 3Red, a small trading firm in Chicago.

Alum Hirsh Jain's TEDx Talk: To Think Deeply Of Simple Things