This is an all-expense paid opportunity. Housing and a major part of the program will take place at Regis College (Weston, Mass.). Program alumni will serve as Resident Assistants at Regis, and professional journalists will assist students. Application guidelines are as follows:
1. Only students recommended by a teacher are eligible,2. Only new students currently in high school may apply, including graduating seniors. The program is not accepting return students.3. The online application form must be filled out completely.4. A letter of recommendation from the sponsoring teacher must accompany the application.5. A transcript from your school with your most recent grades must accompany the application.6. An essay of no more than 500 words and submitted online is required by the applicant either on why you should be selected to participate in this program OR how writing has helped you explore and understand a problem in your life.
Please send your hard-copy transcript and teacher recommendation by mail to:
NEHSJCc/o New England Newspaper and Press Association1 Arrow Drive Suite 6Woburn MA 01801
Please submit your online application by Feb. 26, 2018, and all hard-copy transcripts and teacher recommendations must be postmarked by Feb. 26, 2018 as well. Students will be notified the first week of April of their status. Those students selected as semi-finalists will be required to have an in-person interview before the final selection is made.