Fleming Scholar Program

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) is pleased to announce Fleming Scholar Program. The Fleming Scholar Program is a way to give Oklahoma’s high school and college students “hands-on” biomedical research experience. Being a Fleming Scholar is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The program was established with the purpose of affording this unique chance to as many gifted, science-minded students as possible. Scholars are paid an hourly rate commensurate with their relevant educational level.  Paychecks are distributed the last working day of each month.

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected nonprofit biomedical research institutes. Located in Oklahoma City, OMRF fosters a worldwide reputation for excellence by following an innovative cross-disciplinary approach to medical research.


To apply for the Fleming Scholar Program, you must be:

  • An Oklahoma resident at the time of high school graduation.
  • At least 16 years of age.
  • Classified as a high school senior 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
  • Willing and able to commit to the program’s entire eight-week time frame, which begins the first Monday following Memorial Day.

How to Apply:

For applying the scholarship, the candidates must complete on –line scholarship application form that will be available soon.

Supporting Documents:

  • Transcripts: Attach your unofficial transcript(s) via the online application system when prompted to add “Transcript 1, 2 and/or 3”. College students must submit both high school and college transcripts.
  • Essay: Attach your long essay response via the online application system when prompted to add “Essay”. Your essay should describe why you wish to participate in biomedical research for eight weeks at OMRF. 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-at-omrf.org. Or mail: OMRF Fleming Scholar Program, 825 NE 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104.

 Award Amount:

  • Fleming scholars work in state-of-the-art biomedical research laboratories on individual projects and are supervised by senior members of the OMRF scientific staff. Every effort is made to assign scholars to laboratories conducting research of particular interest to them. The scholars attend weekly seminars as well as occasional social events as a group.
  • Housing is provided to eligible scholars at the student apartments located on the University of Central Oklahoma campus.
  • Scholars are paid an hourly rate commensurate with their relevant educational level.  Paychecks are distributed the last working day of each month.

Application Deadline:

All completed application packets must be submitted and/or postmarked by February 1.

Link for More Information:


Contact Information:

If you have any questions or trouble applying, e-mail FlemingScholars-at-omrf.org or contact Carlisa Curry (405-271-7439, 800-522-0211 or carlisa-curry-at-omrf.org).


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