Onecity Stories is a new 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 12-June 30 from 9:00-3:00 each weekday and will be held at UMSL Grand Center. 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. 

We continue to accept applications. You will be notified of your acceptance status by email within a week of your application submission. 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. 

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Due to financial limitations, I am interested in a need-based scholarship *
Create a video introducing yourself, explaining why you would like to attend Onecity Stories, and describing why you think you would be a good fit for this writing program. Upload your video to GoogleDrive, Youtube or Vimeo and share the link below. Please make sure to turn link-sharing on for your video, so it can be viewed by our application review team.
Share an original writing sample in any genre. Copy and paste the text below or include a link to the piece.
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