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*Due to the impact of COVID-19, the selection process has been delayed. Changes are being made on a site-by-site basis. Participants will be notified via email of their selection or non-selection status. Please check back for programming updates.

HSAP provides current rising high school juniors and seniors with an authentic science and engineering research experience alongside university researchers sponsored by the Army Research Office. Though this commuter program, students will learn research methods and develop skills in critical Army research areas in a university lab setting, preparing them for the next steps of their educational and professional career.

You'll Get To...

  • receive a stipend equivalent to $10 per hour for 8 to 10 weeks/up to 300 hours
  • experience authentic science and engineering research
  • be introduced to Army research and associated educational opportunities available to students through the Army’s Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) and the DoD
  • build experience in developing and presenting scientific research
  • develop an independent research program in preparation for research fellowships, graduate school, and careers in science and engineering
  • develop skills and background to prepare for competitive entry to science and engineering undergraduate programs
  • benefit from the expertise of a scientist or engineer as a mentor for professional and engineering research


  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Current rising high school juniors and seniors are eligible

More Information

This program is for commuting students only. Students are required to travel to and from the program site daily. In addition, the program does not supply an allowance for housing, meals or travel reimbursement.

Important Dates

December 16, 2019
Locations announced; Applications open

March 15, 2020
Applications close at 11:59 PM EST

March 16 - April 30, 2020
Applications reviewed

April 29 - May 17, 2020
*NEW* University of Arizona application open

May 1, 2020
Notification of selection and non-selection to applicants

May 1 - May 31, 2020
Welcome letters to students, mentors and lab coordinators

June - August 2020

Interested in this program?

If you are interested in this program email us. We'd love to hear from you!

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    Program Locations

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    Auburn University

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    Middletown, CT
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    New Haven, CT
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    Orlando, FL
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    Georgia Tech Research Corporation

    Ames, IA
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    Ann Arbor, MI
    University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

    St. Louis, MO
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    New York Institute of Technology

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    North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

    Memphis, TN
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    College Station, TX
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    San Antonio, TX
    University of Texas – San Antonio

    Norfolk, VA
    Norfolk State University

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