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. Full financial aid covers all tuition, room and board costs for the six weeks of the program.

To be considered for financial assistance, please have a parent or guardian submit the financial aid form on the Application page and a copy of their 2016 federal income tax form. 

The instructional fee is automatically waived for any student whose family income is below $60,000 - lowering the family's maximum cost to $2,718 (2017 room and board at Boston University). Any family whose income is below $60,000 is also strongly encouraged to apply for additional financial aid through the financial aid process as is any family for whom payment of $4,200 would be a burden. 

PROMYS regrets that need-based financial aid is not available to international students unless they are U.S. citizens living abroad. However, students from India may be eligible to apply for the Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships and students from China may be eligible for the Yongren Fellowship (details below).  In addition, all applicants to PROMYS, both domestic and international, will be under consideration for a Breakout Fellowship, for which there is no separate application. Breakout Fellowships are full scholarships to PROMYS.

Students ordinarily resident in Europe are also eligible to apply to PROMYS Europe, at Oxford University, at which they will be eligible to apply for full financial aid. Please click here to visit the PROMYS Europe site.

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.

Endowed 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. Thanks to matching donations from PROMYS alumni, there is now a fully funded Breakout Fellowship endowment so a Breakout Fellowship can be offered every year. 

Mehta Fellowships for Students from India

Thanks to the generosity of the sponsoring family, the Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships in Mathematics offer full scholarships to PROMYS for a number of students from India who would otherwise be financially unable to participate in PROMYS. The scholarships will cover tuition, room and board, and roundtrip airfare from India.  Please click here for more information about the Mehta Fellowships.

Yongren (永仁) Fellowship for Low-income Student in China

Thanks to the generosity of the sponsoring family, the Yongren (永仁) Fellowship to PROMYS is available for a talented low-income student in China. The Fellowship will provide a full scholarship to PROMYS 2017 plus round-trip travel from China. To be considered for the Yongren Fellowship, please submit the regular PROMYS application by April 1. Please also ask a parent or guardian to complete the PROMYS Financial Aid form. Where the form asks, “how much can you afford to pay?” please respond  “Applying for Yongren Fellowship.” Please contact if you or your family have any questions.

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.


The CMI-PROMYS Scholarships available in 2013 and 2014 are no longer being offered. The Scholarships have very successfully evolved into PROMYS Europe, a two-year-old program at Oxford University for European students aged 16 and up. PROMYS Europe is a partnership of PROMYS with the Mathematical Institute at Oxford University; the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI); and Wadham College, Oxford University. Like PROMYS, PROMYS Europe offers full and partial need-based financial aid.

Please click HERE to visit the PROMYS Europe site.