The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2006 Sir Alexander Fleming summer scholarship program.
The eight-week science program lets students develop their research skills by working alongside world-class researchers in OMRF’s laboratories. The application deadline is February 15.
“The Fleming program gives Oklahoma students a one-of-a-kind chance to explore the world of medical research,” said OMRF President J. Donald Capra, M.D. “It can—and has—served as a rich learning experience and a career springboard for hundreds of our state’s brightest young minds.”
High school juniors and seniors, as well as college freshmen, sophomores and juniors, are eligible to apply for Fleming scholarships. The scholarships provide housing for the eight-week program, if needed, as well as a $2,500 stipend.
Students must be Oklahoma residents at the time of high school graduation to qualify. For additional information and application forms, please visit www.OMRF.org/fleming.
Named in honor of Sir Alexander Fleming, the program celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. More than 100 Fleming Scholars have gone on to become successful researchers and physicians, including three current OMRF scientists: Rodger McEver, M.D., Judith James, M.D., Ph.D., and Andrea Sestak, M.D., Ph.D.
Chartered in 1946, OMRF (www.omrf.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding and curing human disease. Its scientists focus on such critical research areas as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, lupus and cardiovascular disease. OMRF is home to Oklahoma’s only member of the National Academy of Sciences.