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It's Easy to Apply to the Media Fellows Program!

In order to be considered for the Media Fellows Program, you must complete a special application essay question in addition to your regular application to DePauw.

Decisions on admission to the Media Fellows program are made based on the quality of your application essay and a personal interview with members of the faculty governing board for Media Fellows. These interviews are particularly important and will be scheduled on request or in the spring after all written applications are received. Because the program admits a limited number of students per class, admission is very competitive.

Application Steps - Due february, 2020

Step 1. Complete an online application to DePauw University here. 

Step 2. Write an essay of approximately 750 words following the prompt below.  


"What have you done and read in your high school years that has prepared you to understand the problems and the promise of the media? Incorporate an article or book you would like to talk about during an interview for this program that has most influenced your view of the media."


Step 3.  fill out a Media Fellows Application, and attach your essay using the instructions below.

When your essay is complete, click the link below to submit your application online. You will be asked to Log In using the DePauw username and password you received when you completed your Common Application.  If you have not yet submitted the Common Application, you will be asked to create a DePauw account in order to submit your Media Fellows application.  

Once you have logged into your portal, follow these instructions.

-  Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Start New Application.

-  Next, choose 2019 as Application Type, then select 2019 Media Fellows Program.

-  Click Create Application where you will be prompted to Open Application.

-  Verify your information is correct, then select Continue at the bottom of the page. 

-  Choose your File and Upload your essay, then Continue at the bottom of page. 

-  Finally, scroll to the bottom of the last page to Submit Application.


Should you encounter any issues, simply reach out to Marilyn Culler at mculler@depauw.edu

Lateral Application

The application deadline for current DePauw students wishing to enter the program in 2020-21 as sophomores is May 1, 2020

Step 1. Complete the Lateral Application to Media Fellows here.

Step 2. Return the completed form to Dr. Jonathan Nichols Pethick in the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media.


 Additional Contact Information

Media Fellows Program 
Eugene S. Pulliam
   Center for Contemporary Media
609 S. Locust
DePauw University
Greencastle, IN  46135
Phone: 765-658-4475
Fax:  765-658-4455

Office of Admission
DePauw University
204 E. Seminary Street
P.O. Box 37
Greencastle, IN  46135
Phone:  800-447-2495
Fax:  765-658-4007


Bess Evans '07, Associate Director of Social Engagement at the White House, spoke 
to current and 
prospective Media Fellows on Monday, March 7, 2016 about 
how the program helped her career