The Princeton Summer Journalism Program is funded in part by Princeton University. However, a large part of our budget is supported by grants from foundations and donations from people who believe in our mission. We are, to our knowledge, the country's only high school program that seeks to propel low-income students into professional newsrooms by combining journalism education with intensive college admissions preparation—and pays all the expenses of students who attend. Every year, with guidance from the program's staff, our students apply to and are accepted at the country's best colleges, where they go on to write for top student papers and earn internships at the nation's most influential newspapers, magazines and television stations.
In 2017, we received about 350 applications, but, because of funding limitations, we were able to accept only 11 percent of applicants. Our goal is to increase our class size to meet the extraordinary demand among low-income students for spots in the program. We also are exploring ways to meet the increased demand for “unbilled” expenses that our students often face, including supplying laptops, funding opportunities for students to visit campuses, application and testing fees, test prep, and much more. It is primarily through the generosity of people like you that we will be able to further our mission. If you are considering a donation, please see below for more information about how to submit your contribution.
Making a contribution
To make a tax-deductible contribution to the Princeton Summer Journalism Program, please make checks payable to: The Trustees of Princeton University
In the memo line, please write: Friends of the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program
Checks should be mailed to:
Alumni and Donor Records
P.O. Box 5357
Princeton, NJ 08543-5357
If you would like more information about the program, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.