How to Apply

Applications for the 2021 conference are still being accepted from students in the following states:

  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • New Mexico
  • West Virginia

To qualify as an applicant for this program:

  • You must be a high school junior who will graduate in the Class of 2022.
  • You must be interested in pursuing a career in journalism.
  • You must demonstrate qualities of a “free spirit.”
  • You must be available to attend the virtual conference June 21-24, 2021.

Please follow the instructions carefully. We recommend you download the application instructions (PDF) to refer to as you complete the application.

Letters of recommendation may be uploaded or emailed to [email protected]. All letters of recommendation should be submitted on official letterhead if possible and should include the contact information of the person providing it.