Support PSJP

Princeton University does not offer an online payment option at this time. Please read below for more information about making a contribution.

Supporting PSJP

The Princeton Summer Journalism Program is funded primarily by Princeton University. However, a significant portion of our budget is supported by donations from people and foundations 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 for 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, and later employment, at the nation's most influential newspapers, magazines and television stations.

In 2019, 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 and to expand the range of hands-on experiences our participants are exposed to during their time on campus.

Although PSJP is first and foremost a journalism program, we recognize that access to higher education is a necessary first step into any intellectual career. Thus, we couple our intensive 10-day institute with personalized college planning assistance during the academic year. We are exploring ways to meet the increased demand for “unbilled” expenses that our students often face along the way, 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

You can make a tax-deductible contribution to the Princeton Summer Journalism Program by check or credit card payment.

Paying by check

Please make checks payable to: The Trustees of Princeton University

In the memo line, please write: Friends of the Princeton Summer Journalism Program

Checks should be mailed to:

Princeton University
Alumni and Donor Records
P.O. Box 5357
Princeton, NJ 08543-5357

Paying by Credit Card

Princeton University does not offer an online payment option at this time. However, if you would prefer to make a tax-deductible contribution to PSJP via credit card, you may fill out the form attached here and mail it to the address provided below.

Princeton University
Alumni and Donor Records
P.O. Box 5357
Princeton, NJ 08543-5357

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at psjp@princeton.edu if you have any questions about the program.

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