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

Flinn Scholars

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 $130,000covers tuition, fees, housing, and meals at one of Arizona’s public universities, plus study abroad. Each year, about 20 top Arizona 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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39 Flinn Scholarship Finalists move on to last stage

Nearly 40 Arizona high-school seniors will interview in March for a chance to be named a Class of 2023 Flinn Scholar.

The 39 Flinn Scholarship Finalists, who represent 35 traditional public, charter, and private high schools from six Arizona counties, were selected from about 80 Semifinalists who interviewed earlier this month. 

The Flinn Scholarship, a merit-based award given by the Flinn Foundation since 1986, includes funding for tuition, housing, meals, and study abroad at an Arizona public university—a value of more than $130,000. Twenty of the Finalists will be announced as Class of 2023 Flinn Scholars in April. [Read more]


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Flinn Scholar Nathaniel Ross heads to Oxford on Rhodes Scholarship

Nathaniel Ross started his advocacy for disability rights when he was only 8 years old. The Mesa native, who grew up experiencing barriers in areas such as education and health care, spent his early years speaking at conferences, serving on advisory boards, and being involved in chronic health communities.

As a Flinn Scholar, Ross’ advocacy was a major component of his undergraduate experience at Arizona State University, where he was a quadruple major who graduated in less than four years. And in the coming years, Ross’ dedication to disability law and policy will continue to be the centerpiece of his life—as a Rhodes Scholar. [Read more]


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Flinn Scholar Katie Pascavis adds Marshall Scholarship to her list of accolades

Flinn. Goldwater. Udall. And now, Marshall. For Katie Pascavis, prestigious scholarships are becoming a regular occurrence.

The Flinn Scholar and senior at Arizona State University was one of 40 students announced last week as 2023 Marshall Scholars. The award from the British government will enable her to pursue graduate study in the United Kingdom for up to three years and receive specialized knowledge and training in the WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) sector—where she aspires to work one day for international and community-based organizations. [Read more]


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Flinn Scholar Mitchell Zakocs shares his experience as NASA intern

Mitchell Zakocs is a Class of 2021 Flinn Scholar studying computer science at Arizona State University. Over the summer, Mitchell was an intern at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Washington, D.C., which he describes as possibly one of the most enriching and challenging experiences of his life.

In his reflection, Zakocs writes that the Flinn Scholars Program connected him with a wide network of engineers, developers, and researchers who assisted in his internship search. He also had the opportunity to meet and network with Flinn Scholar alumni who lived and worked in the area. [Read more]


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A Flinn Scholar reflection: Reconnecting in the cafes and waterways of France

Heather Jensen is a Class of 2020 Flinn Scholar attending the University of Arizona, where she is studying neuroscience and Arabic. Last summer, Jensen participated in a two-week group summer seminar in France where she traveled with her class from Paris to Strasbourg to Montpellier, studying water sustainability, enjoying long conversations with her fellow Scholars, and engaging with the world around her. There were museum wanders and long bike rides and new experiences. 

It was exactly what it sounds like: a remarkable and marvelous privilege that, like most parts of the Flinn scholarship, changes your life. [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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News and Updates

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39 Flinn Scholarship Finalists move on to last stage

Nearly 40 Arizona high-school seniors will interview in March for a chance to be named a Class of 2023 Flinn Scholar. The 39 Flinn Scholarship Finalists, who represent 35 traditional public, charter, and private high schools from six Arizona counties, were selected from about 80 Semifinalists who interviewed earlier this month. The four high schools […]

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82 Arizona students one step closer to Flinn Scholarship 

More than 80 high-achieving Arizona high-school seniors seeking the Flinn Scholarship have been named Semifinalists, advancing to an interview later this month.  The 82 Flinn Scholarship Semifinalists were selected from 1,045 applications received from Arizona’s urban, rural, and tribal communities for the merit-based scholarship.  Now in its 38th year, the Flinn Scholarship includes funding for tuition, housing, meals, and […]

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Flinn Scholar Katie Pascavis adds Marshall Scholarship to her list of accolades

An engineer who loves water, Pascavis aspires to provide universal access By Brian Powell Flinn. Goldwater. Udall. And now, Marshall. For Katie Pascavis, prestigious scholarships are becoming a regular occurrence. The Flinn Scholar and senior at Arizona State University was one of 40 students announced last week as 2023 Marshall Scholars. The award from the […]

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Flinn Scholar Nathaniel Ross heads to Oxford on Rhodes Scholarship

Disability advocate first Flinn Scholar since 1998 to receive the award By Brian Powell Nathaniel Ross started his advocacy for disability rights when he was only 8 years old. The Mesa native, who grew up experiencing barriers in areas such as education and health care, spent his early years speaking at conferences, serving on advisory […]