Outstanding 10th and 11th grade students are nominated by educators or invited by the program to attend the Washington Journalism and Media Conference and serve as National Youth Correspondents based on strong academic performance, a demonstrated interest in journalism and media, and the ability to be exceptional representatives of their states and high schools.

There are a limited number of partial, need-based scholarships available for qualified students. Scholarship applicants must submit a High School transcript, must demonstrate financial need, and all applicants will be required to submit a copy of the most recent 1040 Federal Income Tax Form from the individual who claimed them as a dependent. Scholarship amounts are $400, $1000, $1400, and $1700, and are applied as partial tuition waivers. No full scholarships are available for the conference.

Click here to access a free fundraising guide for a list of suggested ways to raise funds for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Accepting Your Invitation

Step 1: Click here or on the “Register Now” button, and use the access code in the letter or e-mail you received.

Step 2: Provide the requested information and pay the deposit of $250 by the priority deadline of December 14, 2018 to secure your space in the Conference.

Step 3: Review our Fundraising Guide to learn about opportunities to raise money to attend the Conference.

Step 4: Students wishing to apply for scholarships should upload the following information by using our online form:

  • Unofficial copy of high school transcript
  • Most recent 1040 federal income tax form
  • Statement on why the student would like to attend WJMC, including why he/she is deserving of a scholarship

If you cannot upload the information for any reason, please fax your documents (703) 993-2631.

The deadline for the 2019 Scholarship Application has passed and we are unfortunately no longer accepting applications. Notification of scholarship awards were sent out before December 14, 2018 via e-mail.

Students who receive a scholarship are guaranteed a space at WJMC.