The application period for OMRF’s 2010 Sir Alexander Fleming Scholar Program closes Feb. 1.
High school seniors and 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.
The summer program, which started in 1956, 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.
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. 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.
OMRF is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding and developing more effective treatments for human diseases. Chartered in 1946, its scientists focus on such critical research areas as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, lupus and cardiovascular disease.
For additional information and application forms, please visit www.omrf.org/fleming.