22 top Arizona students named Flinn Scholars

PHOENIX—Twenty-two of Arizona’s most talented high-school seniors have been awarded the 2012 Flinn Scholarship, a comprehensive educational package at an Arizona public university that includes tuition, room and board, international study-related travel, and additional benefits.

Flinn Foundation Names Director of Flinn Scholars Program

Matt Ellsworth, a former Flinn Scholar and a five-year Flinn Foundation staff member, has been named the fourth director in the program’s 26-year history. Ellsworth graduated from Prescott High School in 1993, attended Arizona State University as a Flinn Scholar, and earned a master's degree at George Mason University.

Arizona Bioscience Sector Sustains Strong Job Growth

 Neither the recession nor the subsequent economic doldrums have impeded the growth of Arizona’s bioscience sector, a new report shows. During the post-recessionary period of 2009-10, bioscience jobs increased by 7.4 percent, compared to a 1.8 percent decline for the state’s overall private sector, according to a new performance analysis of Arizona’s bioscience sector, commissioned by the Flinn Foundation. 

With Civic Leadership Seminar Complete, Newest Flinn-Brown Fellows Look Ahead

Following completion of an intensive, 10-week seminar to build their civic-leadership capacity, members of the Fall class of the nonpartisan Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy are now planning their next steps toward public service in Arizona at the state level. 

Flinn Foundation Announces Grant for First-Annual Arizona Science and Technology Festival

The Flinn Foundation has announced its support for the inaugural Arizona Science and Technology (SciTech) Festival, a six-week event in cities and towns across Arizona that will showcase innovation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Festival’s events will be centered in February 2012, coinciding with the celebration of Arizona’s centennial.

New Strategies, Grants Announced to Support Arts and Culture in Arizona

The Flinn Foundation, a major supporter of the arts in Arizona for more than 25 years, has announced a new three-part strategy of grants and services to support the statewide arts and culture community, anchored by a $500,000 program to increase audience participation.

Inaugural Class of Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy Completes Study, Charts Course for Arizona Leadership

An ambitious new initiative to expand Arizona’s cadre of future state-level civic leaders reached an important milestone on May 20 with a celebration of the inaugural class of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy

20 new Flinn Scholars choose Arizona public universities

Twenty of the most talented high-school seniors in Arizona have earned the 2011 Flinn Scholarship, one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for undergraduate studies. In August, the newest Flinn Scholars will arrive on the campuses of Arizona’s public universities with eye-popping academic credentials and established records of service to their schools and communities.

Mayo Clinic neurologist elected to Flinn Foundation board of directors

Richard J. Caselli, M.D., a behavioral neurologist with Mayo Clinic, has been elected to the board of directors of the Flinn Foundation. Dr. Caselli’s appointment expands the Foundation’s board to 10 members.

New website offers portal to civic leadership in Arizona

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, a new, nonpartisan initiative to strengthen civic leadership in Arizona, has unveiled a web portal,, offering resources to support all Arizonans’ civic engagement.

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