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Improving the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations.

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Providing world-class undergraduate education in partnership with Arizona’s public universities.

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The Flinn Scholarship

The Flinn Scholarship isn’t about what you get. It’s about who you become and the impact you make. With the world-class education made possible by the Flinn Scholarship, you can become an agent of discovery, creativity and leadership who will make a difference.  

The Flinn Scholarshipvalued at more than $120,000covers tuition, fees, housing, and meals at one of Arizona’s public universities, plus study abroad. Each year, 20 top high-school seniors are chosen to learn from amazing faculty, business leaders, and civic innovators and join a vibrant, eclectic communityincluding a powerful alumni network. 

What’s the Flinn Scholar blueprint? There is none. Scholars emerge from throughout Arizona and become leaders in every discipline you can imagine. 


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FLINNTalks: 1992 Flinn Scholar Shelly Lowe

In the first episode of FLINNtalks, Shelly Lowe discusses the higher-education experiences of American Indian students

Shelly Lowe is executive director of the Harvard University Native American Program. An enrolled member of the Navajo nation, she graduated from Ganado High School and studied at the University of Arizona as a Flinn Scholar. Shelly has served on the board of the National Indian Education Association and as a Board of Trustee for the National Museum of the American Indian. She has presented and published in the field of American Indian higher education and is currently completing her doctorate in Higher Education with a focus on American Indian student success and services. [Watch the video]


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Flinn Scholar Anthony Rusk brings interest in science and policy to Arizona Board of Regents

Anthony Rusk is in elite company.

Of all the undergraduate students attending Arizona’s three public universities, only two serve as student regents.

And the Class of 2017 Flinn Scholar from Bullhead City, who is majoring in neuroscience and philosophy, politics, economics and law (PPEL) at the University of Arizona, is one of them.

Rusk was appointed by Gov. Doug Ducey earlier this year to a two-year term to the Arizona Board of Regents, which serves as the governing board for Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and UA. [Read more]


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In her own words: Flinn Scholar Sarah Bosch on the magic of the Flinn Scholarship

When I was applying, it was hard to fully comprehend the magnitude of what I was reaching for, to understand just how many ways this scholarship would impact my life.

As the caretaker of a searching, indecisive, and occasionally unconfident soul, the Flinn Scholars community was one of the award’s first huge gifts. It’s not every day that you get to spend time with people so genuinely and completely full of curiosity, thought-provoking ideas, and kindness, but, in college, that was my every day.  [Read more]


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Applicants

A great Flinn Scholarship application has many components. But we only select students we believe we really know. Be yourself.

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Parents

There are a number of specific ways throughout your student’s high-school years to help ensure a strong application and candidacy.

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Teachers & Counselors

In addition to student-submitted materials, the application requires two teacher recommendations and a high-school academic counselor’s report.

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FLINNtalks: Shelly Lowe

Shelly Lowe | 1992 Flinn Scholar On the higher-education experiences of American Indian students Class of 1992 Flinn Scholar Shelly Lowe is executive director of the Harvard University Native American Program. An enrolled member of the Navajo nation, she graduated from Ganado High School and studied at the University of Arizona as a Flinn Scholar. […]

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Flinn Foundation incorporates sustainability into its philanthropic work to benefit Arizona

By Brian PowellFlinn Foundation For more than 50 years, the Flinn Foundation has been dedicated to improving the quality of life in Arizona for the benefit of future generations. The Phoenix-based philanthropic grantmaking organization has done so through its support of the Arizona bioscience sector, the Flinn Scholars Program, arts and culture, and the development […]

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Flinn Scholar Anthony Rusk brings interest in science and policy to Arizona Board of Regents

By Brian PowellFlinn Foundation Anthony Rusk is in elite company. Of all the undergraduate students attending Arizona’s three public universities, only two serve as student regents. And the Class of 2017 Flinn Scholar from Bullhead City, who is majoring in neuroscience and philosophy, politics, economics and law (PPEL) at the University of Arizona, is one […]

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2020 Flinn Scholarship application deadline is Sept. 16

The Flinn Scholars Program is seeking applications from high-achieving Arizona high-school seniors to join the 35th class of Flinn Scholars. The Class of 2020 Flinn Scholarship application is due by 5 p.m. (Arizona time) on Monday, September 16, 2019. Each year, 20 Arizona seniors are selected for the prestigious, merit-based award and attend one of the […]