The Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) is intended for students from limited-income backgrounds with excellent academic achievement, who are considering pursuing a career in journalism.

Qualified applicants will:

  • Be a junior in high school at the time of application. No exceptions will be made for students graduating with other grades.

  • 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 equivalent to a 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 parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, does not exceed $60,000*.

    • Your family income or circumstances qualify you to receive free or reduced-price lunch in your high school.

    • Your family income or circumstances qualify you to receive an SAT or ACT fee waiver.

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. There is a space on the application for students whose experiences fall outside of our academic and financial requirements to explain any extenuating circumstances that warrant reconsideration.

If you have questions about your eligibility, please read through our Frequently Asked Questions.