About the Program
The Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) is a free journalism and college preparatory program for current high school juniors from low-income backgrounds. During our intensive 10-day summer program, students engage in workshops, lectures, and activities led by Princeton professors, professional journalists, and PSJP alumni on Princeton’s campus. The program culminates in the publication of the student-produced newspaper, the 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. You can review last year’s schedule and counselors online.
Program dates: Friday, Aug 2, 2019 – Monday, Aug 12, 2019
Eligibility: To apply, students must be:
- Current high school juniors (Class of 2020)
- 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.
Applying: The online application is available online at psjp.princeton.edu and due no later than Friday, February 15, 2019. Please note that students must submit an unofficial transcript to be considered.