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.  

Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS
Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors, a full scholarship will be offered to a mathematically talented student who might not otherwise be able to attend.

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. 

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

Breakout Fellowships to PROMYS

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

Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships in Mathematics

PROMYS is delighted to announce the creation of the Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships in Mathematics which 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.

We thank the sponsoring family for their generosity and look forward to welcoming the Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellows to PROMYS 2015! 

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.

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 will be closely modeled on its parent program at Boston University. The teaching philosophy and the focus on developing mathematical habits of mind will be the same at both programs as will 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. 

PROMYS Europe has strong ties to the University of Oxford’s Institute of Mathematics and will be based at beautiful Wadham College, Oxford University. 

Applications for PROMYS Europe 2015 will be available by January 2015 and students from all over Europe will be eligible to apply. Thanks to the generosity of independent sponsors in Europe, there will be financial aid available. As at PROMYS at BU, even families who receive no financial aid will be asked to pay considerably less than the full per-student cost of attendance.

Please click HERE for more information.  

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"