All Expenses-Paid Summer Program


Tell me, where can you travel to for 10 days for FREE… have ALL of your expenses paid… AND…have a blast learning about your possible future career?

I’ll tell you where!! Princeton University! Yes, you read that correctly! Princeton University Summer Journalism Program

So what’s the deal?

Students from high schools across the country are selected to participate. The goal of the program is to encourage outstanding students, like you, to pursue careers in journalism.

“Classes at the program are taught by reporters and editors from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, The New Republic, The New Yorker, CNN and ABC News, among other media outlets. Students tour the Times, Newsweek, and CNN; cover a professional sports event; cover news events in the Princeton area;  film and produce a TV segment; conduct an investigative project; author a  group blog; and report, write, edit and design their own newspaper.

The program is also designed to give students a taste of what life is like at one of the best colleges in the country—students live on campus and eat in one of the university’s cafeterias—and to prepare them to apply to top schools. Students meet with Princeton’s top professors as well as the school’s president and its dean of admissions. Students attend seminars on every aspect of the college admissions process. They also take a practice SAT and attend an SAT class taught by Princeton Review.  After students return home, program staff remain in contact with them, assisting them during the college application process and helping them to apply for journalism internships once they are in college.”

Who is eligible? This program is intended for low-income students with excellent academic records who are committed to pursuing a career in journalism. To apply for the program, you must meet the following qualifications:

– You must currently be a junior in high school.

– You must live in the continental 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.)

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 21, 2014

If you would like more information about the program, the best way to reach a representative from the Summer Journalism Program is via email at sjp@princeton.edu.

Summer Journalism Program Application

To all that apply, good luck!!

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