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

PROMYS 2015: June 28 - August 8, 2015

Please visit Quick Facts about PROMYS for details of the program.


PROMYS for Teachers Applications are available HERE

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


Endowed Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS 
Thanks to the generosity of Breakthrough Prize-winning mathematicians Richard Taylor, Terry Tao, and Jacob Lurie and to PROMYS alum donors, a full scholarship will be offered annually to a mathematically talented student who might not otherwise be able to attend. 

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.

Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships in Mathematics
Full scholarships to PROMYS for two low-income students from India. Thanks to the generosity of the sponsoring family, these scholarships will cover tuition, room and board, and roundtrip airfare from India. Please click here for the Mehta Fellowship application.

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.

Learn more about Scholarships 

Please click here for student and counselor testimonials

PROMYS Welcomes its First Breakout Fellow!

The PROMYS Foundation is delighted to announce that the inaugural Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS has been awarded to Kushagr Mohan Ahuja from India. 

We are very grateful to Richard Taylor, Terry Tao, Jacob Lurie and the PROMYS alum community for their creation of the fully endowed Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS. 

Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships Awarded

We are delighted to announce that two very talented students have been awarded the inaugural Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS. Funded by a generous sponsoring family, these Fellowships for low-income students from India cover tuition, room and board, books, and round-trip airfare.  Fellowship Finalists were selected from the very strong applicant pool and were interviewed by alums Abhinav Kumar (MIT) and Ila Varma (Princeton).

Welcome to our new Mehta Fellows: Shubham Aggarwal of New Delhi and Sabir Shaik of Andhra Pradesh! 

PROMYS Breakout Fellowship Endowment Fully Funded

Terence Tao, Richard Taylor, and Jacob Lurie, recipients of the inaugural Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics, very generously created the Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS. The Breakout Fellowship is a full scholarship to PROMYS for a mathematically talented student who might not otherwise be able to attend.  

The PROMYS Foundation is delighted to report that the PROMYS community has now fully matched the very generous donation of the Breakthrough mathematicians. Thanks to the generosity and vision of all the donors, the future of the Breakout Fellowships to PROMYS is assured: there will be a Breakout Fellow in every PROMYS cohort from this year on. 

We are very grateful to Richard Taylor, Terry Tao, Jacob Lurie and the PROMYS alum community for their powerful achievement in making PROMYS accessible to talented young people far into the future.

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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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.

Please visit Quick Facts about PROMYS for details of the program.

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. 

A video of the PROMYS for Teachers program may be viewed HERE. Most of the footage for the video was filmed during the 2013 summer session of PROMYS for Teachers. 

New PROMYS Europe Program for European Students

PROMYS is delighted to announce that PROMYS Europe, a PROMYS offshoot, has been created at Oxford University in England. PROMYS Europe is a partnership of PROMYS; the University of Oxford's Mathematical Institute; the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI); and Wadham College, Oxford University. PROMYS Europe 2015 will run from July 12 - August 22.

Applications are no longer being accepted to PROMYS Europe 2015.  The application deadline was April 1, 2015. PROMYS Europe is open to pre-university students aged 16 and up who are ordinarily resident in Europe. Thanks to the generosity of independent sponsors in Europe, there is financial aid available. As at PROMYS at BU, even families who receive no financial aid are asked to pay considerably less than the full per-student cost of attendance.

PROMYS Europe is closely modeled on its parent program at Boston University. The teaching philosophy and the focus on developing mathematical habits of mind is the same at both programs as is the importance of creating a supportive and highly stimulating mathematical community. Over time, PROMYS Europe will create its own traditions to augment those it inherits from PROMYS at BU.

Two highly successful pilot programs were run in 2013 and 2014: the CMI-PROMYS Scholarships and the Oxford Masterclasses. Thanks in large part to enthusiastic recruitment assistance from PROMYS alums in Europe, an impressively large and talented pool of Scholarship applicants was drawn from 30 European countries. PROMYS Europe looks forward to building on this core group of CMI-PROMYS Scholars, returning Scholars, and Scholar counselors. 

Please click HERE to visit the PROMYS Europe site

Please click HERE for the PROMYS Europe flyer

PROMYS Foundation Trustee Scholarships

The PROMYS Foundation was delighted to fund two full Trustee Scholarships to PROMYS in 2014. These were awarded to two talented returning students. Both young women were returning for their third summer at PROMYS.

PROMYS Videos 

Video about PROMYS. Students, faculty, and alums of the program were filmed and interviewed during PROMYS 2013 and at the 25th Summer of PROMYS Celebration July 5-7, 2013.

Please click here to visit the PROMYS Video page where you can also buy DVDs or Blu-rays of the video. 

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