The newest Flinn Scholars and the Flinn Scholarship have honored 17 Arizona educators for their outstanding dedication and service. Each educator was nominated by a member of the 2009 class of Flinn Scholars for having a significant impact on their education and development. While most students honored teachers from their high schools, two recognized teachers from elementary school.
The educators received plaques commemorating the occasion at the Flinn Scholars recognition dinner on May 17 at the Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix.
The Flinn Scholars Program, begun in 1986, is operated by the Flinn Foundation Scholarship Program LLC and supported by the Flinn Foundation, a private, nonprofit, grantmaking charity based in Phoenix. The Foundation was established in 1965 by the late Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Flinn with the broad mission of improving the quality of life in Arizona. In addition to the Scholars program, the Foundation’s primary emphasis is developing Arizona as a global bioscience research and commercial center.