Apply for the Jim Vance Media Program

The Archbishop Carroll High School Jim Vance Media Program is a comprehensive four year
plan, aimed at high performing incoming freshmen, to experience the journalism profession from
the principles, practices and techniques, to hands-on-experiences in the field. Participation in
this program prepares students for the diverse media world of today and the future, through core
coursework, practical implementation through out-of-class activities and practicum/internship
• 4-Year Full-Tuition Scholarships
• State-Of-The-Art Studio Facilities
• In The Field Stipend Opportunities
• Mainstream Media Partnerships

Interested students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be accepted into Archbishop Carroll High School and meeting all requirements
  • Have at least a cumulative average of 3.0 for 7th and 8th grade
  • Must submit a 2 minute video which identifies who they are and the reason they want to enter the academy as a “Vance Scholar”
  • Must demonstrate community involvement/participation and a 250 word essay on the “Impact of Jim Vance’s work to the field of journalism and the community"
  • One character letter of recommendation (pastor, youth group leader, community service advisor, etc)
Students/families considered for the program, will have to participate in a face-to-face interview.
It is essential that students and parents fully understand the expectations of a Vance Scholar.
This is a highly competitive program, and as such, only 20 students will be accepted.
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