How to Apply

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) is committed to providing research opportunities to all undergraduate students, with special interest in applications from students who are typically under-represented within fields of science, technology and engineering. These include African-Americans, Latino and Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and disabled individuals. WFIRM is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications for the 2019 Summer Scholars Program are now closed. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out March 25, 2019.

Application Process

The WFIRM Summer Scholars 10-week program begins June 3, 2019 and ends on August 9, 2019.

Student must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.85 or higher (4.0 scale).
  • Be a citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. or be eligible to work at Wake Forest for the 10-week summer program.
  • Be enrolled in a degree-granting program at a college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico or other U.S. territory.
  • Pursuing a 2-year or 4-year degrees in biology, biotechnology, engineering, bioengineering, biotechnology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, pre-medicine, or other related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field.
  • Have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate education by the start of the 2019 summer program.
  • Have a strong interest in pursuing a graduate, PhD or MD degree.
  • Be at least 18 years of age by the first day of program.

Important Dates

  • Online Application Opens: November 30, 2018
  • Application Deadline: January 4, 2019
  • Notifications Begin: February 15, 2019
  • Notifications End: All applicants will be notified by March 25, 2019
  • Program Start Date: June 3, 2019
  • Program End Date: August 9, 2019

We will not consider applications received after the deadline.

Required Documentation

As part of the application process, prospective applicants will need to submit the following documentation:

  • Completed online application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official academic transcripts (emailed or mailed)

Submitting an Application

Application and transcripts can be sent via email to or mailed directly to Joan Schanck, Academic and Research Program Officer.

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Joan F. Schanck, MPA
1 Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-7290