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Summer media experience for high school students

The Iowa Newspaper Foundation (INF) is excited to announce the continuation of a program specifically targeting the next generation of Iowa newspaper professionals. The INF has again partnered with the Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation’s Business Horizons program to offer an in-depth media experience for Iowa high school students (9-12 graders.) Business Horizons (BH) is a unique, action-packed weeklong summer program for Iowa high school students who want to experience the world of business and discover what the future holds for them. For the seventh year, Business Horizons will offer a media track for students interested in a career in the newspaper industry.

The goal of the media track is to develop the next generation of Iowa newspaper professionals. The program has been designed to spark students’ understanding of the media industry as a viable career opportunity in Iowa.

The camp will be held July 15 - 19 on the campus of Central College in Pella. High school students who participate in Business Horizons and then go on to attend Central College will receive a $1,500 scholarship, renewable for four years. This scholarship is in addition to academic and talent-based scholarships already awarded by the college, not to exceed tuition.

Enclosed is a sample guest column which may be helpful in promoting the program. Please feel free to use the column as you see fit.

A $60 discount is currently being offered for applications postmarked by May 15. At this special discounted rate, the week-long program is only $325.  If you are interested in getting involved with the program or know a student who would like to attend, please contact Jana Shepherd at jshepherd@inanews.com or 515-422-9051.

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