Program Length: 10 day journalism program; late June to mid-August
Location: Princeton University, New Jersey
Admissions Req: To qualify for this journalism program, you must be a high school junior, live in the United States, have a minimum GPA of at least 3.5, and qualify for free or reduced lunch. Applications start in early December.
Highlight: Are you a junior in high school with an interest in journalism? If so, this journalism program may be for you. The Princeton Summer Journalism Program is offered to qualifying students with a passion for the many facets of journalism. During the journalism program, students have the opportunity to learn from real working journalists, who boast writing experience from some of the most distinguished newspapers in America, including the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and so many more! Participating students live on Princeton’s campus (for free!) and also have the opportunity to attend seminars that discuss the college admissions process, financial aid, application essays, and even test prep! At the end of the journalism program, students get the opportunity to publish a newspaper called “The Princeton Summer Journal,” which outlines their experiences conducting investigative projects, creating group blogs, covering news events in the area, and producing mini-documentaries! And the icing on the cake? If you qualify for free lunch, you qualify for free admission!
Financial: All costs to attend the Princeton Summer Journalism program, including air and ground transportation (both to and from campus), housing, meals, technology, and other resources, are completely covered by the program.