The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is accepting applications for its 2008 Sir Alexander Fleming summer scholarship program.
The program lets students enhance their research skills by working alongside world-class scientists for eight weeks in OMRF’s state-of-the art laboratories. The application deadline is February 1.
“The Fleming scholar program provides a phenomenal experience to young people who excel in the sciences,” said OMRF President Stephen Prescott, M.D. “Few other opportunities of this depth exist for students at this stage of their education. It can be a real jump start on a career in medical research.”
High school seniors, as well as college freshmen, sophomores and juniors, are eligible to apply for Fleming scholarships. Students must be Oklahoma residents at the time of high school graduation and at least 16 years of age to qualify. Scholarships include housing, if needed, and a $3,000 stipend.
For additional information and application forms, please visit www.omrf.org/fleming.
Named for the Nobel-prize winning scientist, Sir Alexander Fleming who dedicated OMRF, the scholarship program has provided a summer research experience to more than 445 Oklahoma students since 1956. More than 150 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.
OMRF (omrf.org) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding and developing more effective treatments for human disease. Chartered in 1946, its scientists focus on such critical research areas as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, lupus and cardiovascular disease.