Flinn Foundation

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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Tuition. Housing. Study Abroad. Community. And much more.
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Learn about what it takes to qualify for the Flinn Scholarship.
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Flinn Scholars begin in Arizona. Their journeys take them throughout the world.
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Browse profiles of Flinn Scholars and a searchable database from 1986 to today.
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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, 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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80 Flinn Scholarship Semifinalists advance to interviews

The Flinn Scholars Program has named 80 of Arizona’s highest-achieving high-school seniors as Flinn Scholarship Semifinalists, advancing them in a process toward the state’s most prestigious merit-based scholarship.

The 80 Semifinalists were selected from a record total of nearly 1,100 applications, representing both urban and rural Arizona cities and towns and a diverse pool of traditional public, charter, and private schools.

The Flinn Foundation will announce in April the 20 students in the Flinn Scholars Class of 2022. [Meet the Semifinalists]


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Flinn Scholars and Common: A private hour of engaging conversation

More than 30 Flinn Scholars gathered for an exclusive, intimate hour-long conversation with award-winning hip-hop artist and actor Common, who was on the Arizona State University campus last week as the Flinn Foundation Centennial Lecturer. 

The Scholars, representing ASU, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona, had the opportunity to ask Common questions about his life, art, and activism. Common talked about the sources from which he derives inspiration, the longtime role of music in social movements, and the importance of staying optimistic and finding what you love. [Read more]


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Flinn Scholars starting new educational and professional pursuits

The Flinn Scholars graduating from Arizona’s public universities this year are preparing to enter medical and graduate school, start businesses, join the workforce in areas such as medical technology, consulting, and renewable energy, and volunteer with the Peace Corps.

These 19 outgoing Scholars—who reflect on their time in the program in short videos—are joining the nearly 600-strong Flinn Scholar alumni community. Their wide range of majors include aerospace engineering, anthropology, business, chemical engineering, computer science, earth and space exploration, East Asian studies, mathematics, molecular and cellular biology, physics, political science, and sustainability. [Watch videos]


Details For

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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Flinn Scholars and Common: A private hour of engaging conversation

Flinn Scholars gathered for an exclusive, intimate hour-long conversation with award-winning hip-hop artist and actor Common, who was on the Arizona State University campus last week as the Flinn Foundation Centennial Lecturer.  The more than 30 Scholars in attendance, representing ASU, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona, had the opportunity to ask Common […]

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80 Flinn Scholarship Semifinalists advance to interviews

The Flinn Scholars Program has named 80 of Arizona’s highest-achieving high-school seniors as Flinn Scholarship Semifinalists, advancing them in a process toward the state’s most prestigious merit-based scholarship. The 80 Semifinalists were selected from a record total of nearly 1,100 applications, representing both urban and rural Arizona cities and towns and a diverse pool of […]

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It’s senior year. Here’s your guide.

For nearly a decade, I worked in university recruitment, and now direct one of the most prestigious and competitive merit scholarships in the nation. This is some of what I tell students beginning their final year of high school. By Anne LassenFlinn Foundation Today’s Arizona high-school seniors will be walking the halls of their new […]

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10 tips for a successful Flinn Scholarship application

1. Read and follow the application instructions.  2. Meet both deadlines. Your application is due on Monday, September 27. Teacher/counselor recommendations are due Monday, October 18. 3. Follow up with your recommenders. Make sure they received your recommendation request through SurveyMonkey Apply. If they haven’t, please contact us for help: FlinnScholars@flinn.org. 4. Personalize your application. Ensure it’s a reflection […]