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 federal income tax form. 

The instructional fee is automatically waived for any student who applies for financial aid whose family income is below $60,000 - lowering the family's maximum cost in 2018 to $2,800 (2018 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 $4,600 (the cost of PROMYS 2018) would be a burden. Funding may also be available from such sources as Mu Alpha ThetaJack Kent Cooke Foundation, or the Spirit of Ramanujan Global STEM Talent Search.

AMS Scholarships

With support from the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Epsilon Fund, PROMYS is delighted to offer a Ky and Yu-Fen Fan Scholarship: a substantial or full scholarship for a talented high school student. 

In addition, PROMYS is grateful to have AMS support of its need-based financial aid awards.

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.

HMMT/HMNT Scholarships

PROMYS will award up to two $250 scholarships (to one male and one female first-year PROMYS student) among winners of HMMT or HMNT who qualify for the program.

International Students

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.

International applicants (or domestic applicants) who need financial assistance to attend PROMYS may want to apply to the Spirit of Ramanujan Global STEM Talent Search which offers monetary grants of up to $5,000 to offset the costs of approved enrichment programs such as PROMYS. Although offers will be made on a rolling basis until May 30, 2019, Spirit of Ramanujan will give full consideration to complete applications received before December 31, 2018. 

Mehta Fellowships for Students from India

Thanks to the generosity of the sponsoring family, in 2015 - 2018, the Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships in Mathematics have offered full scholarships to PROMYS for a number of students from India who would otherwise have been financially unable to participate in PROMYS. The scholarships cover tuition, room and board, and roundtrip airfare from India.  

Please click HERE for more information about the Mehta Fellowships

Yongren (永仁) Fellowships for Low-Income Students in China

Thanks to the generosity of the sponsoring family foundation, the Yongren (永仁) Fellowships to PROMYS are available for talented low-income students in China. The Fellowship will provide a full scholarship to PROMYS plus round-trip travel from China and visa application fees. Please contact promysus@bu.edu if you or your family have any questions.

To apply, please follow the Yongren Fellowship application instructions HERE