The application deadline for OMRF’s 2011 Sir Alexander Fleming summer scholar program is Feb. 1.
High school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply. Selected students will spend 8 weeks honing their research skills alongside world-class scientists at OMRF. In addition to invaluable lab experience, the scholarship includes a $3,000 stipend and housing for those who need it.
The program is named for Nobel prize-winning scientist, Sir Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin and dedicated OMRF’s first building in 1949. Since the program was started in 1956, nearly 500 Oklahoma students have spent a summer at OMRF as Fleming Scholars. Two current OMRF scientists, Rodger McEver, M.D., and Judith James, M.D., Ph.D., began their research careers in the program.
Applicants must be at least 16 years old and Oklahoma residents at the time of high school graduation to qualify.
For additional information or applications, visit www.omrf.org/fleming.