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You do all you can each day to support students.That’s why we hope you’ll help us spread the word about the 2022 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference, accepting applications from high school juniors now!The Freedom Forum will award up to 51 students from across the country a $1,000 college scholarship and the opportunity to connect with other aspiring and working journalists at an exclusive virtual event this June.Applications are due March 1.Established in 1999 by the Freedom Forum in honor of the late Al Neuharth, founder of USA TODAY and the Newseum, the Free Spirit program encourages, equips and inspires free-spirited high school students to pursue careers in the news media through scholarships, the annual conference and an alumni network.

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