Don’t miss the chance to apply for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s 2018 Sir Alexander Fleming Scholar Program. The deadline for the annual summer program is Feb.1.
High school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for the program. Applicants must be Oklahoma residents at the time of high school graduation and at least 16 years old to qualify.
Those selected will spend eight weeks in a real laboratory working with world-class scientists and physicians. Students will also have access to the newest technology and will attend lectures by some of the world’s top scientists.
The program is named after Sir Alexander Fleming, who won the Nobel Prize for discovering penicillin. He also traveled to the U.S. to dedicate OMRF’s first building in 1949.
Since 1956, the Fleming Scholar Program has awarded more than 500 Oklahoma students this tremendous learning opportunity. OMRF Vice President of Research Rodger McEver, M.D., and Vice President of Clinical Affairs Judith James, M.D., Ph.D., both started their careers as Fleming Scholars.