Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid

Returning students participating in the PROMYS 2020 Bridge Program should visit this page for information about financial aid in 2020.

At PROMYS, we would like every accepted student to attend, regardless of their family’s financial circumstances. We are happy to offer the program FREE for students whose families make under $60,000 per year. This includes the full cost of tuition as well as room and board. 

We give financial aid based on demonstrated need. Awards can cover up to the full program cost (which includes tuition as well as room and board for the six weeks of PROMYS). To be considered for financial aid, please submit a financial aid form along with your application.

Using the cost which would have applied in 2020 had PROMYS been able to run an in-person program as planned, the chart below for gives an approximation of the expected contribution from each family based on total income. Please be aware that financial aid awards vary depending on each family’s particular situation and are based on demonstrated financial need. Therefore, this is only meant to give an estimate of the amount you would be asked to pay. 

Family's Total Annual Income Minimum Cost Maximum Cost
$0 - $60,000 $0 $0
$60,001 - $80,000 $0 $1,000
$80,001 - $100,000 $0 $2,000
$100,001 - $120,000 $100 $3,000
$120,001 - $140,000 $100 $4,000
$140,000 + $100 $5,150

Some support for travel may be available. Please indicate on your financial aid form if you are interested in being considered for travel support.

Funding may also be available from such sources as Mu Alpha ThetaJack Kent Cooke Foundation, or the Spirit of Ramanujan Global STEM Talent Search.

International Students

Financial aid for international students is considered on a case-by-case basis. If you are an international student who requires financial aid to attend PROMYS, we encourage you to apply and submit a financial aid form.  

If you are a student living in China who requires financial assistance to attend PROMYS, please apply for a Yongren Fellowship. These are full scholarships to PROMYS.

If you are a student living in India who would require financial assistance to attend PROMYS, please apply instead to PROMYS India near Delhi which will be offering full scholarships for all accepted students in 2021. (Please note, the Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS have been discontinued now that PROMYS India will be launched in 2021.)

Special Scholarship Opportunities

Note: some of these scholarships may not be applicable in 2020

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. There is no separate application for this scholarship.

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

Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS

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.

Generously funded by Jacob Lurie, Terence Tao, and Richard Taylor, recipients of the inaugural Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics, the Breakout Fellowships to PROMYS were created to enable the participation of mathematically talented students who might not otherwise be able to attend. Thanks to matching donations from PROMYS alumni, there is a fully funded Breakout Fellowship endowment so a Breakout Fellowship can be offered every year.

HMMT Scholarships

PROMYS will award up to two $250 scholarships (to one male and one female first-year PROMYS student) among winners of HMMT who qualify for the program. Accepted students might want to tell us if they win HMMT.