Financial Aid and Scholarships

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.

To be considered for financial assistance, please have a parent or guardian complete the financial aid form found in the application packet and mail it along with a copy of the 2013 federal income tax forms to:

Department of Mathematics
Boston University
111 Cummington Mall, Room 142
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

PROMYS regrets that need-based financial aid is not available to international students unless they are U.S. citizens living abroad. However, low-income students from India are eligible to apply for the Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships.

If you feel that, even with a full scholarship from PROMYS, financial need may keep you from attending, we encourage you to apply to the Mathematics Summer Stipends (MASST) program. Supported by NSF funds, MASST can provide a stipend of up to $3,000 to enable a strong student from an economically disadvantaged background to take advantage of a full scholarship from a mathematics summer program such as PROMYS. We are, of course, happy to nominate suitable students.  

AMS Scholarships

With support from the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Epsilon Fund, PROMYS is pleased to 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 the merit scholarships awarded to each Massachusetts student will be for $500, as they have been for each of the past few years. 

Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS

Generously funded by Jacob Lurie, Terence Tao, and Richard Taylor, recipients of the inaugural Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics, a full scholarship to PROMYS will be offered to a mathematically talented student who might not otherwise be able to attend.

Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships in Mathematics

Thanks to the generosity of the sponsoring family, the Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships in Mathematics will fully fund the participation in PROMYS of two low-income students a year from India.  The scholarships will cover tuition, room and board, and roundtrip airfare from India.  Please click here for more information about the Mehta Fellowships.

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 Scholarships for European Students

The CMI-PROMYS Scholarships for European students available in 2013 and 2014 are not being offered in 2015. The CMI-PROMYS Scholarships have successfully evolved into a new program for European students, PROMYS in Europe, at Oxford University in England. Please click HERE for additional information