2016 Flinn Scholarship application now open

August 28, 2015

By Matt Ellsworth

2015 Scholars retreat

Next spring, 20 of the most outstanding high-school seniors in Arizona will be selected as the 31st class of Flinn Scholars. Would you like to join this absolutely brilliant, fun-loving, globe-trotting community of young adults ready to make a difference in Arizona and the world?

Then do it!

Applications are due on Sunday, October 18 before the clock strikes midnight.

In scope and value, the Flinn Scholarship is unlike almost any other undergraduate scholarship in the United States. In fact, there are only a handful of states with strictly merit-based awards that compare: Colorado, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia. That’s about it.

Before you start your application, familiarize yourself with the process described here and elsewhere on our website. Then follow the application link below and begin what might become the most rewarding experience of your life so far.

How the Flinn Scholarship Application Works:

The Flinn Scholarship application is comprised of:

  • forms that collect biographical and family data; information about current studies, extracurricular activities, and employment;
  • three essay questions and several short-answer questions;
  • two teacher recommendations, submitted separately by your teachers;
  • a report and recommendation from your high school’s academic counselor, submitted separately by your counselor;
  • a copy of your transcript, uploaded by your counselor;
  • copies of your SAT and/or ACT score reports, sent directly to the Flinn Scholars Program (enter Code 2175).

(Scores from the September 12 ACT and October 3 SAT do count for our process.)

Application Tips:

Learn more about the Flinn Scholarship’s benefits and requirements, as well as review tips and frequently asked questions, from these three sections of our website:

Details for Applicants

This Is Important:

It is your responsibility to ensure that all application components are submitted and received by the Flinn Scholars Program by the deadline. The deadline for applicants, as well as teachers and counselors, is Sunday, October 18 at 11:59 p.m.

The application season is an incredibly demanding time for your teachers and counselors; they deserve advance notice if you would like them to write recommendations, and will likely welcome polite inquiries as the deadline approaches to confirm that they have been able to submit the recommendations.

You may send questions about the application process at any time to application@flinn.org.

Now, it’s time for you to apply.

Ready to begin?

Start your Flinn Scholarship application