Princeton Summer Journalism Program for High School Juniors – Feb 22

Posted by Princeton University on February 9, 2021

About the program
The Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) is a free journalism and college preparatory program for high-achieving current juniors from low-income backgrounds who are interested in journalism. Over seven weeks, students will attend virtual workshops led by professional journalists and Princeton University professors. After the summer, students work with a volunteer college adviser, a professional journalist or program alum, to complete their college applications during their senior year.

Program dates: mid-June through early August 2021

Cost: None. There is no cost to students to participate in this program.

Eligibility: To apply, students must be:

  • Current high school juniors (Class of 2022)
  • living in the United States permanently
  • with an unweighted GPA of 3.5/4.0 (or equivalent)
  • who have an interest in journalism (no experience required)
  • 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.

Students facing extenuating circumstances should explain their situation on the application.

Applying: The online application is available on our website and due no later than Monday, February 22, 2021Register for an information session online.

Questions encouraged! Email Tieisha M. Tift at

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