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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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Ready to begin the journey? The 2020 application is open. Apply by September 16.
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Tuition. Housing. Study Abroad. Community. And much more.
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Graduating in 2020? Learn what it takes to apply for the Flinn Scholarship.
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Flinn Scholars begin in Arizona. Their journeys take them throughout the world.
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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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The 2020 Flinn Scholarship application is now open

Are you a high-achieving high-school senior in Arizona? Then now is the time to apply for the 2020 Flinn Scholarship, a prestigious, merit-based award that provides a full ride to Arizona’s public universities. 

The application is now available. The deadline to apply is Monday, Sept. 16. 

The Flinn Scholarship, valued at more than $120,000, covers tuition, fees, housing and meals plus study abroad for the 20 selected Arizona students, who will graduate without a dime of debt. 
 
Explore this website to learn more about the Flinn Scholars Program, its benefits and requirements, the community of current Flinn Scholars and alumni, and tips for the application.  

Learn more and apply!


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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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Next for Flinn Scholars: Teach for America, grad school, State Department, and beyond

The 20 Flinn Scholars graduating from an Arizona university this year will be pursuing advanced degrees in medicine and engineering, expanding a startup company they founded, volunteering for a health organization in Mexico, working for NASA, and teaching in Arizona and abroad.

These are just some of the pursuits of the outgoing Flinn Scholars, who majored in computer science, journalism, physics, economics, anthropology, public health, the biosciences, global studies, plus many other fields at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona. [Read more]


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Meet 20 of Arizona’s most impactful teachers

As the 20 Flinn Scholars from the Class of 2019 walked onto the stage during the program’s annual Recognition Luncheon, they spoke not of themselves but rather the one person from high school—or earlier—who had the greatest impact on their academic and personal development.

The Distinguished Educators honored during the May 4 event at the Paradise Valley Country Club included classroom instructors, counselors, advisers, an assistant principal and even a second-grade teacher. [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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2020 Flinn Scholarship application now open

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 now available. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 16. Each year, 20 Arizona seniors are selected for the prestigious, merit-based award and attend one of the state’s […]

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

Sarah Bosch is a Class of 2013 Flinn Scholar from Flagstaff High School. She attended the University of Arizona, graduating with degrees in neuroscience and cognitive science. Her journey to Malaysia and through the wilderness of Arizona has inspired her to apply for graduate school.  As the sun melted away, my friend and I rounded a corner […]

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Why we applied: On going for the Flinn Scholarship

Three Flinn Scholars discuss what led them to apply for the Flinn Scholarship.

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Next up for Flinn Scholars: Teach for America, grad school, the State Department, and far beyond

The 20 Flinn Scholars graduating from an Arizona university this year will be pursuing advanced degrees in medicine and engineering, expanding a startup company they founded, volunteering for a health organization in Mexico, working for NASA, and teaching in Arizona and abroad. These are just some of the educational and professional pursuits of the outgoing […]