The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation announced today that it is accepting applications for its 2004 Sir Alexander Fleming summer scholarship program.
Now it its 49th year, the Fleming program offers scholarships to 12 or more exceptional Oklahoma high school and college science students. The students spend their summers in OMRF’s laboratories, where they learn about biomedical research under the tutelage of OMRF’s nationally recognized scientists. OMRF provides room, board and a $2,500 stipend to each student.
Students may apply as early as their junior year in high school and remain eligible through their junior year in college. Applicants must be residents of Oklahoma at the time of high school graduation.
OMRF will accept applications for the program until February 15, 2004. Detailed information and application forms are available at all Oklahoma high schools and universities or can be found at www.omrf.org/fleming.
The program is named for Nobel Prize-winning British scientist Sir Alexander Fleming, who journeyed to Oklahoma City in 1949 to dedicate OMRF. Among those who have previously completed the program are Drs. Rodger McEver and Dr. Judith James, both of whom are now leading scientists at OMRF.
OMRF (www.omrf.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute dedicated to understand and curing human disease. Its scientists focus on such critical research areas as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular disease. OMRF is home to Oklahoma’s only Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and only member of the National Academy of Sciences in the area of biomedical research.