Boston University Summer Journalism Academy



Thank you for your interest in applying to the Boston University Summer Journalism Academy.

Please complete and submit the form below, along with a non-refundable $60 application fee.

After our office receives your fee, we will email you instructions for Part 2 of the application. (Please check your SPAM or junk folder.) We request:

  • A personal statement (required) explaining your interest in journalism and what you would like to gain from attending our program (400-500 word limit). On your personal statement letter include your full name, date of birth, and email address at the top of the letter.
  • Letter of recommendation (optional but recommended) from a teacher or journalism adviser, attesting to your interest in journalism and any relevant experience or classwork.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Fully completed applications are due June 1.

Questions? Email Ermolande Jean-Simon at or call (617) 353-5391.