How to Apply

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

  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • South Carolina
  • 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.
  • You must fill out the application completely. Unfinished applications will not be considered.
  • Applications must be submitted by Feb. 1, 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.