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 $120,000covers tuition, fees, housing, and meals at one of Arizona’s public universities, plus study abroad. Each year, about 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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Health-care entrepreneur joins Flinn Foundation board

Heidi Jannenga, one of Arizona’s most accomplished health-care-technology entrepreneurs, has been elected to the Flinn Foundation board of directors.

Jannenga, co-founder of Phoenix-based WebPT, the leading software provider for electronic medical records and practice management for rehabilitation therapists, brings to the board premier expertise in the clinical and business currents shaping Arizona’s health-care and technology sectors. She also serves as secretary of the board of directors of the Arizona Community Foundation, as a trustee of the Arizona Science Center, as a board member of the Arizona chapter of Conscious Capitalism, and as a board member of the Arizona School for the Arts. [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]


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2021 Flinn Scholars thank their distinguished educators

At a virtual celebration, the Flinn Scholars from the Class of 2021 expressed their appreciation and gratitude to educators who have had the greatest impact on them, both in and outside of the classroom.

The educators highlighted by their students in short videos during the Flinn Scholars Recognition Celebration included current teachers, a counselor, a writing specialist, and an elementary-school principal and teacher. The subjects they taught the Scholars ranged from calculus and English to engineering and culinary. [Watch videos]


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40 years in the classroom: Mountain Pointe’s Mary Catherine Boatright honored by Flinn Scholar

During this Teacher Appreciation Week, the Flinn Scholars Program honors Mary Catherine Boatright of Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, named by 2021 Flinn Scholar Mitch Zakocs as the educator who has most influenced his education.

Boatright’s started teaching at Mountain Pointe in the fall of 1993. She teaches Spanish 1, 4, and 5, serves as the campus gifted coordinator and teaches the advanced studies and internship classes. Boatright says making connections with her students is what she finds most rewarding about teaching. [Read more]
 


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Flinn Foundation selects 19 Arizona students as 2021 Flinn Scholars

Nineteen of Arizona’s highest-achieving high-school seniors have been awarded the prestigious Flinn Scholarship and will receive a full ride at one of the state’s public universities.

The Flinn Scholars Class of 2021, many of whom turned down offers from elite out-of-state universities, will attend Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona beginning this fall. Now in its 36th year, the merit-based scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, mandatory fees, housing, meals, study abroad, and many other exclusive opportunities—a package valued at more than $120,000. [Read more]


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Flinn Scholarship online information session targets future applicants

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.

The recorded session includes the deans of the honors colleges at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona as well as current Flinn Scholars sharing their perspectives on the Flinn community. Potential applicants are encouraged to learn more about BenefitsRequirementsStudy Abroad and Arizona’s Universities. In addition, application tips and FAQs are available on our website. [Learn More]


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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Health-care entrepreneur joins Flinn Foundation board

Heidi Jannenga, one of Arizona’s most accomplished health-care-technology entrepreneurs, has been elected to the Flinn Foundation board of directors.  Jannenga, co-founder of Phoenix-based WebPT, the leading software provider for electronic medical records and practice management for rehabilitation therapists, brings to the board premier expertise in the clinical and business currents shaping Arizona’s health-care and technology sectors.  “The Flinn Foundation helps research discoveries today become startups and therapeutics tomorrow,” said Dr. David J. Gullen, chair of the Flinn Foundation board. “Heidi understands what’s necessary for such translation better than almost anyone, and her experience […]

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Arizona medical schools lead the way in diversifying physician workforce

*This article first appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of Arizona Physician magazine, a publication of the Maricopa County Medical Society. By Brian PowellFlinn Foundation Dr. Kenneth Poole of Mayo Clinic Arizona says ideally, the race or ethnicity of a physician should not impact patient care. But Poole, an internal-medicine physician who oversees patient experience […]

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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 below—are joining the nearly 600-strong Flinn Scholar alumni community.  Their wide range of majors include aerospace engineering, […]

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2021 Flinn Scholars thank their distinguished educators

At a virtual celebration last week, the Flinn Scholars from the Class of 2021 expressed their appreciation and gratitude to educators who have had the greatest impact on them, both in and outside of the classroom. The educators highlighted by their students in short videos during the Flinn Scholars Recognition Celebration included current teachers, a […]