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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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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Meet the 2022 Flinn Finalists and read stories about Scholars and the application process.

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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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Flinn Finalists one step away from Flinn Scholarship

The Flinn Scholars Program has named 39 of the state’s highest-achieving students as Flinn Finalists, advancing them to the final round of interviews for the Flinn Scholarship.

Twelve of the 39 finalists are from outside the Phoenix metro area, including Dewey-Humboldt, Eloy, Flagstaff, Mohave Valley, Page, and Tucson. Within the Phoenix area, the represented high schools span Goodyear to east Mesa. 

The Finalists will interview in March with a five-person Selection Committee of statewide leaders. The Flinn Scholars Class of 2022 will be announced in April. [Meet the Finalists]


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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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Alum nominated to chair National Endowment for the Humanities

In October 2021, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate 1992 Flinn Scholar Shelly Lowe as chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lowe, the executive director of the Harvard University Native American Program, is an enrolled member of the Navajo nation who graduated from Ganado High School and studied at the University of Arizona as a Flinn Scholar.

In a 2019 talk, Lowe described how she learned about the Flinn Scholarship and decided to apply, her undergraduate journey, and the experiences of American Indian students in higher education. [Watch video]


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 Finalists one step away from Flinn Scholarship

What began as a group of nearly 1,100 talented Arizona high-school seniors has been trimmed to the 39 Flinn Finalists. The Flinn Scholars Program has named 39 of the state’s highest-achieving students as Flinn Finalists, advancing them to the final round of interviews for the Flinn Scholarship. The scholarship, valued at more than $120,000, includes […]

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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 […]