Princeton University Journalism Summer Program for HS Students

The application for the Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP), a free journalism and college preparatory program for current high school juniors from low-income backgrounds who are interested in careers in journalism, is now open!
The first part of the application along with an unofficial transcript is due on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST. Below, you will find more information about the program and the application process. Please share this information through your network, publish in your school or organization newsletter, or disseminate to eligible students.
About the Program
During our intensive 10-day summer program, students engage in workshops, lectures, and activities led by Princeton professors, professional journalists, and PSJP alumni. The program culminates in the publication of the student-produced Princeton Summer Journal. During the senior year, students are also matched with a volunteer college counselor, a professional journalist or program alum, who will guide them through the college application process. Click here  to review last year’s schedule.
Program dates: Friday, Aug 2, 2019 – Monday, Aug 12, 2019
Applying for PSJP
This year, we have launched a brand new website, where you can learn more about our eligibility guidelines, the application process, and program highlights. Please note that we have also raised the income cap allowed for families to qualify and expanded the financial criteria!
Eligibility: To apply, students must be:
  *  Current high school juniors
  *  living in the United States
  *  with an unweighted GPA of 3.5/4.0
  *  who have an interest in journalism
  *  and meet one of the financial eligibility requirements below:
    *  The custodial parent(s)/guardian(s)’ combined income (including child support received) must not exceed $60,000 annually
    *  The student must be eligible for Free/Reduced-Priced Lunch.
    *  The student is eligible for a SAT or ACT fee waiver.
Feel free to will share this information with students and educators in your network who may benefit from it. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at with any questions or concerns.
Tieisha M. Tift
Program Associate, PSJP

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