More than 1,000 Arizona high-school seniors applied in the fall for a chance at earning the prestigious 2024 Flinn Scholarship and a full ride to an Arizona public university.
The 80 Semifinalists announced in early January were interviewed virtually last week.
And today, there remain 36 Flinn Scholarship Finalists, who will interview in March with the program’s Selection Committee with the hope of becoming one of this year’s 20 Flinn Scholars.
The Flinn Scholars Class of 2024 will be announced by the Flinn Foundation in April.
The Flinn Scholarship Finalists represent 30 traditional public, charter, and private high schools from seven Arizona counties—Coconino, Maricopa, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Yavapai.
Six high schools have two Finalists each—Arizona College Prep High School in Chandler, Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson, Maricopa High School in the city of Maricopa, Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, and University High School in Tucson.
The 39th class of Flinn Scholars will receive funding for tuition, housing, meals, and study abroad—a value of more than $130,000—and attend Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, or the University of Arizona in the fall.
“While we say there is not a blueprint for a Flinn Scholar, the selected Finalists all impressed their interviewers, not only with their academic excellence in the classroom, but with their school leadership and dedication to improving their communities,” said Anne Lassen, Flinn Foundation vice president, scholarship and education initiatives. “We are excited to meet in person and get to know our Finalists over the coming weeks as they visit Arizona’s universities and learn about all the opportunities available to them as students in the Honors colleges.”
The Class of 2024 Flinn Scholarship Finalists, including high school and city of residence, are:
Carolyn Austin, Shadow Ridge High School, El Mirage
Mayte Bañuelos, Nogales High School, Nogales
Gowri Shankar Biju, Hamilton High School, Chandler
Vyktorianna Bowler, Holbrook High School, Holbrook
Molly Budhiraja, BASIS Peoria, Glendale
Nicholas Carlsson, Gilbert Classical Academy High School, Gilbert
Nico Castagna, Arizona College Prep High School, Mesa
Leanna Payan Delgado, Pueblo High Magnet School, Tucson
Saige Douglass, Arizona School for the Arts, Scottsdale
Mikah Dyer, Ironwood High School, Peoria
Nathaniel George, Brophy College Preparatory, Phoenix
Sage Glonek, Queen Creek High School, San Tan Valley
Swanuja Godasi, Arizona College Prep High School, Chandler
Chloe Greetis, Chaparral High School, Phoenix
Luis Hernandez, Bioscience High School, Phoenix
Filimon Kednmarey, Maricopa High School, Maricopa
Emma Langlais, Ironwood Ridge High School, Tucson
Katherine Lee, Flagstaff High School, Flagstaff
Gabriel Lopez, Gilbert High School, Gilbert
Allison Mannon, Williams Field High School, Gilbert
Jared Matheson, University High School, Tucson
Lauren Pfaff, Sedona Red Rock High School, Sedona
Ariana Rahman, BASIS Chandler, Chandler
Zahrah Ralph, Mountain Ridge High School, Peoria
Seth Rojas, Catalina Foothills High School, Tucson
Timothy Russoniello, Maricopa High School, Maricopa
Brendan Salisbury, Barry Goldwater High School, Desert Hills
Yameen Sekandari, Mountain Ridge High School, Glendale
Nikhil Sethi, Saguaro High School, Phoenix
Joshua Tom, Lincoln Preparatory Academy, Chandler
Jennifer Orozco Torres, University High School, Tucson
Gaven Trusty, Bradshaw Mountain High School, Dewey-Humboldt
Edward Wang, BASIS Flagstaff, Flagstaff
Jake Weiss, Saguaro High School, Scottsdale
Ruby Wray, Catalina Foothills High School, Tucson
Savannah Yu, Desert Vista High School, Phoenix