Onecity Stories is a summer high school writing program in the St. Louis area for writers ages 14-17 (incoming freshman to incoming seniors).  The program will take place June 10-June 28 from 9:00-3:00 each weekday and will be held at UMSL South Campus. The cost of the three-week program is $450 with some need-based scholarships available. This program is designed for students with a passion and talent for writing, though no previous journalism experience is required. Returning applicants are encouraged to apply!

We are currently accepting applications for our 2019 session. Applications are due on May 20. You will be notified of your acceptance by May 27. Accepted students, who do not qualify for a scholarship, will then need to place a $100 non-refundable deposit to secure their spot in the program.

You and your guardian will receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours of successfully submitting your application. If you do not receive this email, please contact Diana Hammond at to ensure your application was received. 

Looking for the internship application? Find it here!

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Due to financial limitations, I am interested in a need-based scholarship. There are a limited amount of scholarships available, so only request a scholarship if your participation is dependent on receiving one. *
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