Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference

Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference

2014 Free Spirit Scholars visit the White House during the conference. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

Dream. Dare. Do.

The annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference program targets rising high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism and who demonstrate qualities of “free spirit.”

Students will come to Washington, D.C., June 20-25, 2015, to participate in an all-expenses-paid journalism conference at the Newseum, located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. This program began in 1999 and is funded by the Newseum Institute to honor Al Neuharth, the founder of USA Today, Newseum and the Freedom Forum. The conference is designed to inspire and encourage students to pursue journalism.

Students who are high school juniors in the 2014-2015 academic year are eligible to apply. Fifty-one students, representing each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., will be selected to attend the conference.

The deadline to submit an application to the conference program has been extended to Feb. 28, 2015.

Scholarships will be awarded to students who successfully complete the program and will be paid to the students’ colleges and universities of choice in the fall of 2015.

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