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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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 $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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2023 Flinn Scholarship application is closed

The Flinn Scholarship application is now closed for Arizona high-school seniors. The Flinn Scholars Class of 2023 will be announced in April.

In scope and value, the Flinn Scholarship exceeds almost any other undergraduate merit-based scholarship in the United States. The scholarship—valued at more than $130,000—covers tuition, fees, housing, and meals at one of Arizona’s three public universities, plus study abroad.

Explore this website to learn more about the application process, requirements, and benefits of the Flinn Scholarship. [Learn more]


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View information session about Flinn Scholarship

The Flinn Scholars Program hosted a virtual information session this fall for students, parents, teachers, and counselors to learn about the most prestigious college scholarship available for Arizona high-school graduates. A recording of this session is available for viewing.

The information session featured program staff and current Flinn Scholars, who shared opportunities and resources available to students who attend the Honors colleges at Arizona’s public universities. The application for the full-ride 2023 Flinn Scholarship, valued at more than $130,000, has closed. [View session]


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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, a Class of 2020 Flinn Scholar, attends the University of Arizona, studying neuroscience and Arabic. In June, she participated in a group seminar in France, where she traveled with her fellow Scholars from Paris to Strasbourg to Montpellier, studying water sustainability, enjoying long conversations with her fellow Scholars, and engaging with the world around her.

In her reflection, learn about her time studying abroad with her Flinn Scholars community and what she found most enchanting.  [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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Flinn Scholar Mitchell Zakocs shares his summer 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. Read more in this reflection about his […]

Scholars eating Pizza in France

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Flinn Scholarship application opens for high-school seniors  

If you are an excelling Arizona high-school senior, now is the time to apply for the most prestigious college scholarship available in the state.  The application is open for the merit-based Flinn Scholarship, which covers tuition, fees, housing, and meals at one of Arizona’s three public universities, at least two study abroad experiences, plus membership […]

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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. In June, 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 […]

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Flinn Scholars honor teachers and counselors who helped shape their success 

Arizona educators who have had substantial impacts on the educations and lives of the Flinn Scholars were recognized by their students during the program’s annual Recognition Luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore.  The Class of 2022 Flinn Scholars spoke about the impact their Distinguished Educators have had both in and outside the classroom during the May 7 […]