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Wright Scholar Research Program

Posted on: October 24, 2018
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Do you have students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career fields?  If so, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson AFB has a tremendous opportunity for high school juniors and seniors who plan on becoming our next generation of scientists and engineers.

Since 2002, the Wright Scholar program has competitively selected some of the brightest high school juniors and seniors for a paid, hands-on, summer internship in AFRL. These student research assistants are provided the opportunity to perform high-level work on mentor-assigned research projects during their 9-week internship.  Additionally, Wright Scholars participate

in a number of classes and workshops through the University of Dayton, The Ohio State University, and Wright State University, along with tours and weekly lectures designed to broaden their knowledge of STEM fields.

Requirements for applicants:

  • Must be high school juniors or seniors at time of application
  • Must be at least 16 years old by program start on 3 June 2019
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Must have transportation to/from their work place on base if selected
  • Must be able to participate 40 hrs/week for 9 weeks (students cannot exceed 5 days of time off during their paid internship)
  • Must have a keen interest in STEM career fields

The application period begins on 19 Nov 2018 and ends on 8 Jan 2019.  For program details, dates, and application procedures, please see the Wright Scholar web site below.  Links to the application, criteria & procedures, career descriptions, and photos appear at the bottom of the main web page.

For further information, please see the attachment or contact:

Debbie A. Miller
Wright Scholar Program, Mgr;


2019 Wright Scholar Research Information