High school students between the ages of 15 – 19 with an affinity for math should apply for PROMYS, a six-week summer program at Boston University. Students will explore in depth the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists.
The application deadline is April 1, 2017.
Approximately 80 students will be selected, 60 will be first-year and 20 returning. Application includes a challenging problem set, recommendation from mathematics teacher, transcript, and short essays.
For a six week program, the cost is fairly nominal $4,200. For student’s whose family income is below $60,000 – the maximum cost to $2,718 (2017 room and board at Boston University). There are also full and partial need-based financial aid for families with incomes below $60,000.
There are also scholarships available: the Breakout Fellowship, the Trustee Scholarship, the AMS Epsilon Fund Scholarship, and the Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships (for students from India). There are also some merit awards for students from Massachusetts and for HMMT/HMNT winners.