The application period for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s 2016 Sir Alexander Fleming Scholar Program closes Feb. 1.
High school seniors, as well as college freshmen, sophomores and juniors, are eligible to apply. Applicants must be Oklahoma residents at the time of high school graduation and at least 16 years of age to qualify. Students selected as Fleming Scholars are paid and, if eligible, also receive free housing.
This eight-week experience features lab training under the guidance of internationally recognized scientists and physicians and top-level lectures to broaden scholars’ horizons. Students will also have opportunities to use sophisticated equipment and the latest technologies available and will complete research projects on topics such as cancer, heart disease and autoimmune diseases.
“This unique program provides an in-depth look at research and has launched many successful careers in science and medicine,” said OMRF President Stephen Prescott, M.D. “It’s an experience that can prove to be a game-changer for students at this stage in their educational journey.”
Since the program was started in 1956, more than 500 Oklahoma students have spent a summer at OMRF as Fleming Scholars. The program is named after the Nobel prize-winning scientist who discovered penicillin and dedicated OMRF’s first building in 1949.
For additional information or to apply, visit www.omrf.org/fleming.