OMRF is accepting applications for its 2010 Sir Alexander Fleming Scholar Program.
The summer program allows selected students to enhance their research skills by working alongside world-class scientists for eight weeks in OMRF’s state-of-the-art laboratories. The application deadline isFebruary 1.
High school seniors, as well as college freshmen, sophomores and juniors, are eligible to apply for the Fleming Scholar Program. Students must be Oklahoma residents at the time of high school graduation and at least 16 years of age to qualify. Scholars receive a $3,000 stipend and housing, if needed.
“Few other opportunities of this depth exist for students at this stage of their education,” said OMRF President Stephen Prescott, M.D. “The Fleming Scholar Program provides a phenomenal experience to young people who show strong aptitude for science but have had limited opportunities to experience research. It has helped start many a career in biomedical research.”
Named for Sir Alexander Fleming, the Nobel-prize winning scientist who dedicated OMRF, the Fleming Scholar Program has provided a summer research experience to almost 500 Oklahoma students since 1956. More than 200 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.
For additional information and application forms, please visit www.omrf.org/fleming.