To be eligible for the Fleming Scholar Program, applicants MUST be:
An Oklahoma resident at the time of high school graduation.
At least 16 years of age.
Classified as a high school senior (graduating May 2022) or college freshman, sophomore or junior at the time of application submission.
A United States citizen or permanent resident or have unrestricted employment authorization in accordance with applicable Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations (example: J-2 – with Employment Authorization Document). Applicants with an H-4 visa are not eligible.
Willing and able to commit to the program’s entire eight-week time frame (June 6 – July 29, 2022).
Scholars are selected based on aptitude and interest in science and math, academic standing, essays and recommendation letters written as part of the application process.
OMRF has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment. Applicants must have received, or be willing to receive, a COVID-19 vaccine by their start date to be considered for employment.
Applicants must submit all of the following by the February 1 deadline:
Application Form — Access and complete the application via the online applicant tracking system.
Transcripts —Send your transcript/s directly to the Fleming Scholar Selection Committee, via e-mail FlemingScholars@omrf.org or by mail: OMRF Fleming Scholar Program, 825 NE 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104. College students must submit both high school and college transcripts.
Essay — Attach your essay as an additional document. Your essay should describe why you wish to participate in biomedical research for eight weeks at OMRF. We are especially interested in how well you formulate your ideas and express them. You might want to explain how an interest, experience, or project led to your better understanding of a scientific principle or how you displayed critical analysis and creativity in solving a problem. Please do NOT exceed two pages.
Recommendation Letters — References must send a recommendation letter on their organization’s letterhead. Send a minimum of two and maximum of three recommendation letters directly to the Fleming Scholar Selection Committee, via e-mail FlemingScholars@omrf.org. or mail: OMRF Fleming Scholar Program, 825 NE 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104.
It is preferred that the entire application packet be submitted electronically however if not possible, items other than the application form may be submitted via any of the following avenues:
All completed application packets must be submitted and/or postmarked byFebruary 1, at 11:59pm.
Access the application which is posted October 1st through February 1st.
The Selection Committee will select up to 25 finalists to interview. Interviews will be held early to mid March. Out-of-state applicants can interview via Zoom or phone. All applicants will be notified of their status by late February or early March.
The program runs for eight weeks from June 6th through July 29, 2022. Since the program is so rigorous and intense, scholars must commit to the entire time frame.
Scholars who complete the full summer program will be paid $5,000.