Counselors at 2009 Banquet
PROMYS Student Blackboard
female counselor teaching
PROMYS students studying together
PROMYS circle of students


June 28 - August 8, 2015

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. 
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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.  

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 

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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. 

Thirteen European students were fully funded as CMI-PROMYS Scholars in 2014

The CMI-PROMYS International Alliance fully funded the PROMYS participation of thirteen European students in 2014, 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 generously funded the scholarships.  The CMI-PROMYS Scholars were 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 followed 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.

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