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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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Tuition. Housing. Study Abroad. Community. And much more.
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Graduating high school in 2020? Learn what it takes to apply for the Flinn Scholarship.
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Ready to begin the journey? The Flinn Scholarship application will be due in mid-September 2019.
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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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Stories of Flinn Scholars' impact, profiles, and updates on the application process.

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The Flinn Scholarship

The Flinn Scholarship, valued at more than $120,000, covers tuition, fees, housing, and meals at one of Arizona’s public universities—plus study abroad. Scholars learn from top faculty, business leaders, and civic innovators, and join a vibrant, eclectic community, including 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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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 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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Arizona excellence: The 2019 Flinn Scholars have been named

Twenty of Arizona’s highest-achieving high-school seniors have been named Flinn Scholars and will receive scholarships to Arizona’s three public research universities valued at more than $120,000.

The merit-based award—which recipients accept in many instances over admission to the nation’s most prestigious universities—is a full ride that covers the cost of tuition, fees, housing and meals and provides funding for at least two study-abroad experiences plus additional benefits. [Read more]


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How to prepare for the Flinn Scholarship application

The competition is more rigorous for the Flinn Scholarship than for even the most-selective colleges and universities. And there are ways to get ready well ahead of the application deadline. Our reviewers examine applicants’ academic achievement, leadership and involvement, service to the community, ability to communicate, and personal qualities. Each of these factors is an important part of the holistic picture that you present to us. [Read more]


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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 […]

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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 […]

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Flinn Scholars Program information session now online

The Flinn Scholars Program invites high-school students, parents, teachers, and counselors to an online information session to learn about the benefits of the Flinn Scholarship, one of the nation’s most prestigious merit-based scholarships and strategies to assist in building the strongest application. Flinn Scholarship Overview In part one of the Flinn Scholars Information Session, Anne […]