Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid & Scholarships

"I'm very grateful to the sponsors for giving me this wonderful opportunity to explore the beautiful subject that is mathematics.” Shubham Aggarwal,  Mehta Fellow 2015 –2016

At PROMYS, we would like every accepted student to attend regardless of financial circumstances. The program is FREE for domestic students whose families make under $60,000 per year. Aid for international students is determined on a case-by-case basis. 

We give financial aid based on demonstrated need. Awards can cover up to the full program cost which includes tuition as well as six weeks of room and board. To be considered, please submit a financial aid form by the March 15 application deadline.

The chart below gives an approximation of the expected contribution from each U.S. 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, the figures below are only meant to give an estimate of the amount you would be asked to pay.

Family's Total Annual Income Minimum Cost in 2022 Maximum Cost in 2022
$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 $250 $4,000
$140,000 + $500 $5,500

Some support for travel might be available. Please indicate on your financial aid form if you would like to be considered for travel support.

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 by the March 15 deadline.

If you are a student at school in India who requires financial assistance to attend PROMYS, please apply for a Mehta Fellowship.

If you are a student at school in China who requires financial assistance to attend PROMYS, please apply for a Yongren (永仁) Fellowship.

Special Scholarships

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.

Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS

All applicants to PROMYS, both domestic and international, will be under consideration for a Breakout Fellowship, a full scholarship for which there is no separate application.

Generously funded by Jacob Lurie, Terence Tao, and Richard Taylor, recipients of the inaugural Breakthrough Prize 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 that one scholarship can be offered annually

 

In addition to the opportunities above, funding may be available from other sources such as Mu Alpha Theta, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, or the Spirit of Ramanujan STEM Talent Initiative.