Sometimes a small step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.


Applications for √mathroots 2023 will be available in early 2023.


√mathroots is open to all students who satisfy the following criteria:

  • Apply by March 1st
  • US citizens or attending high school in the US (before the last year of high school)
  • Between the ages of 14-18
  • Demonstrated academic excellence, particularly in mathematics
  • Students should be comfortable with high school algebra, geometry, trigonometry, exponents, and logarithms. Precalculus is strongly recommended. Calculus is not required.

Women, underrepresented minorities, and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are very strongly encouraged to apply.

All educational, food, and boarding costs are generously covered by our funders. However, students are required to pay for their transportation to and from MIT. Travel scholarships are available on a limited basis for students with need.