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The Asian American Journalists Association's JCamp is a national, multicultural journalism program for high school students. JCamp has been hosted by cities across the United States every summer since 2001. The program will celebrate its 20th year in 2020 at Georgetown University in Washington DC, July 5-10.

JCamp students demonstrate a keen interest in broadcasting, newspapers, magazines, photojournalism, radio, data journalism and online media. Current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors of diverse backgrounds are invited to apply – AAJA welcomes applications from all students regardless of race, ethnicity, country of origin, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or political affiliation. There is no fee to apply, and all costs of camp are covered — including travel, lodging and meals. Students stay in university housing during the camp week.

Please note that only US Citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply. Students attending an international high school may apply, but must be available for travel to and from JCamp from within the US on the camp dates (AAJA will not cover international travel).

Learn more at http://www.aaja.org/jcamp2020.


Collect the following materials BEFORE you begin. You will not be able to submit your application without them. Please be aware that the JCamp application should be completed by the student, not by a parent/guardian, teacher or advisor.

- Your most recent high school transcript (PDF or JPG)
- A letter of recommendation (PDF or JPG) or permission from a teacher, advisor or counselor to give you their email address to be included on the application (when you apply, he/she will be sent an automatically generated email with instructions to submit a letter of recommendation by April 4)
- Two essays answering the two questions below (each approximately 250 words in length):
➤ A) If you had your own Netflix special or talk show on YouTube, who would you interview, what would you ask, and why?
➤ B) Why do you think you should be selected for JCamp?
- Work samples and a YouTube video introducing yourself are encouraged, but not required, and should be submitted as links or PDFs in the space provided on this application.

Questions? Email Daniel Garcia at danielg@aaja.org

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