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What is the Wright-Scholar Program

The Air Force Research Lab's Wright-Scholar program provides high school juniors and seniors (at time of application) with a solid foundation in engineering and science areas in an effort to further their interest in future STEM career options. Students are paid a stipend for their contributions.

What do Research Assistants Do?

The Wright Scholar Research Assistant program is an Air Force Research Laboratory initiative designed to expose high school juniors and seniors to various disciplines of engineering and science in an effort to further their interest in future STEM career options. Students placed at the GRILL choose from a variety of projects STEM projects.

After completing a term, students can return to the GRILL as engineering aids to help future students their following summer. On occasion, we offer additional year-round internships for students working towards a bachelors or masters.

How do I apply to the Summer Program?

High-school juniors and seniors can apply through the Wright-Scholar program. Students are dispersed to various locations within Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The GRILL receives a subset of accepted applicants.

To learn more or apply, visit their website or contact the Wright Scholar Program Manager at (937) 938-4866.

What are GRILL® Experiential Scholarships

Throughout the academic year, students may apply for the Wright State University Academic Pipeline to fill Research Scientist or Engineering Positions.

Other Opportunities

On occasion we offer additional internship and related opportunities, including but not limited to positions for National Research Council (NRC) post-doctoral candidates and NRC Summer Faculty Science, Math and Research for Transformation (SMART) Program.