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Princeton Summer Journalism Program

The Princeton Summer Journalism Program application will open on November 30.


The Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) offers a tuition-free journalism institute and college counseling program for high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds. Participants spend 10 days in late July/early August at Princeton University, where they learn about inquiry and truth in reporting through workshops taught by Princeton University professors and professional journalists. The summer institute culminates in the publication of the student-produced newspaper, The Princeton Summer Journal. Although we welcome students who have been actively involved in journalistic activities, no prior experience is required to qualify.

Students apply through three rounds of consideration during their junior year and begin participation the following summer. During their senior year, students work closely with a volunteer college counselor to complete the college admissions process.

Covers all programmatic costs, including housing, travel, meals, and supplies.


The application opens Nov 30 and will be due in late February. We will send more information as the date approaches, but please do spread the word to students and educators in the meantime. Learn more about PSJP application process and refer a student to receive more information via our website.