Princeton University Summer Journalism Program

Princeton University is accepting applications for an all expenses paid summer program for high school students journalists from low-income backgrounds.  The program takes places for 10 days in August on the campus of Princeton University.

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The application process will take place in two parts. For the first part, students should fill out the application, which can be found and submitted online here:  The application must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 15, 2012. No extensions will be given for any reason. Please do not mail a hard copy of the application to Princeton University.

In the second round of the application process, finalists will be interviewed by the program directors—either in person or over the phone—and they will be asked to provide printed copies of the following items via U.S. mail: an official transcript; the first page of the 2009 (or 2010, if available) income-tax return form (the 1040 or 1040EZ form) of their custodial parent(s)/guardian(s), or a signed statement by their parent(s)/guardian(s) saying that their income is below the level at which they would be required to file income tax returns; a recommendation letter from a teacher; and clips from their high school newspaper or other publication (optional).

Good luck!


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