In its 14th year, the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program runs from July 31 – August 10 and accepts about 25 high school students from low-income backgrounds to their campus for an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism. The program’s goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. All expenses, including students’ travel costs to and from Princeton, are paid for by the program. Students who attend the program come from across the country. The program will enter its fourteenth summer in 2015. Deadline to apply is February 20, 2015.
To be eligible:
– You must currently be a junior in high school.
– You must live in the United States.
– You must have at least an unweighted 3.5 grade point average (out of 4.0).
– You must have an interest in journalism.
– The combined income of your custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, must not exceed $45,000. (Note: This program is for students from under-resourced financial backgrounds. If the combined income of your custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, exceeds $45,000 and you still wish to apply, you may attach a statement explaining why you believe your family qualifies as financially under-resourced.)