This year's program runs in late May 2020 at Arizona State University with a bootcamp followed by paid internships (to be determined individually) at print, digital or electronic media outlets. The experience includes:
- Eight weeks of professional experience at a paid internship in the sports department of a daily newspaper.
- A $500 scholarship upon successful completion of the program for students returning to college
Ten student journalists will be selected. Ideally, applicants should be college sophomores or juniors. Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated interest in sports journalism as a career and excellence on the required essay.
Eligibility is not limited to journalism majors.
Applicants should submit these five items:
A current college transcript
Two letters of recommendation
A professional-style photo (head shot)
Up to seven writing samples or clips (photocopied on 8½ by 11-inch paper)
An essay of no more than 500 words stating why he or she should be selected