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 to Boston University's room and board cost ($2,994 in 2020). 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 $5,150 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 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.

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 China may be eligible for the Yongren Fellowships (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, Spirit of Ramanujan will give full consideration to complete applications received before March 1, 2020.

2019 Yongren (永仁) Fellowships for Low-Income Students in China

Thanks to the generosity of the sponsoring family foundation, two Yongren (永仁) Fellowships to PROMYS have been available for talented low-income students in China in recent years. The Fellowships provide a full scholarship to PROMYS plus round-trip travel from China, visa application fees, and books. Please see the Yongren Fellowships page for details and the application process.