Eligibility

The Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) is intended for low-income students with excellent academic achievement who are committed to pursuing a career in journalism. To qualify for the program, you must meet all of the following requirements. You must:

  • Be a junior in high school at the time of application.

  • Live in the United States and intend to attend college here. Students living and attending school abroad, including U.S. citizens, will not be considered under any circumstances.

  • Have a minimum unweighted grade point average of 3.5 out of 4.0.

  • Have an interest in journalism.

  • Meet at least one of the socioeconomic conditions below:

    • The combined income of your custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, must not exceed $60,000.

    • You qualify for free or reduced-price lunch in your high school.

    • You qualify for an SAT or ACT fee waiver.

PSJP assesses each students’ eligibility based on the composition and income of their family. Students who will be first-generation college students are given priority consideration.

PSJP considers all applications on a case-by-case basis. We may take additional personal and academic factors into account when making final admission decisions. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact the program staff at psjp@princeton.edu.