High School Students

Important Dates

Sept. 16, 2022

Deadline to sign up for a pen pal.

Sept. 30, 2022

Deadline to return permission slip.

Oct. 15, 2022

Pen pals matched!

Nov. 11, 2022

Deadline for high school students to send first letter to pen pal.

Dec. 9, 2022

Deadline for CU participants to send second letter to pen pal.

Jan. 13, 2022 Deadline for high school students to send third letter to pen pal.
Feb. 10, 2022 Deadline for CU participants to send fourth letter to pen pal.
March 10, 2022 Deadline for high school students to send fifth letter to pen pal.
April 7, 2022 Deadline for CU participants to send sixth letter to pen pal.
May 5, 2022 Deadline for high school students to send *optional* seventh letter to pen pal.
Date Description

Welcome pen pals!

Thanks for your interest in Write a Researcher! Our program is currently FULL and we cannot accept more applications for high school participants. Please check back next year to sign up!

For current participants: Your parent/guardian will receive a permission slip to sign. The signed signed permission slip should be emailed  along with the letter writing address to WriteAResearcher@gmail.com by the deadline.

You will be mailed a welcome pack (including stamps, envelopes, and a letter writing guide). In October 2022, you will be notified of your pen pal match!

Each pen pal should expect to send 3 letters and receive 3 letters in return between Nov. 2022 and May 2023. High schoolers may opt to send an additional 7th letter in May. You must take a photo of your letter and email it to WriteAResearcher@gmail.com before you mail it so we can maintain an online record.

**Participating students will have their Cornell University undergraduate application fee ($80) waived!**