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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 Scholarship—valued at more than $130,000—covers 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 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.
The 2022 Flinn Scholarship, which provides a full ride for college at one of Arizona’s public universities, has been awarded to 20 of Arizona’s highest-achieving students.
The Flinn Scholars Program, supported by the Flinn Foundation in partnership with Arizona’s three state universities, covers the cost of tuition, fees, housing, meals, and at least two study-abroad experiences. The merit-based Flinn Scholarship—now in its 37th year—is valued at more than $130,000 and is available only to Arizona high-school seniors.
The Flinn Scholars graduating from Arizona’s public universities this year will be entering graduate and medical schools from Arizona to Oxford and joining the workforce in areas including science communications, consulting, nonprofits, and supply-chain management.
The wide range of majors among this graduating class of Scholars included biological sciences, neuroscience and cognitive science, philosophy, political science, economics, astrophysics, global health, innovation in society, ecology and evolutionary biology, and fashion.
Life Hack Day brought the Flinn Scholars community together in April at the Arizona Opera, next door to the Flinn Foundation, for the annual career-development event. Class of 2021 Flinn Scholars Sakina Lord and Netia Unger share their reflections on the impact of the day.
About 60 Flinn Scholars currently attending Arizona’s public universities had the opportunity to meet and network with Scholar alumni and select speaker-based sessions that covered a wide range of topics. The sessions were led by Scholar alumni as well as Dr. Eric Reiman, CEO of Banner Research and a member of the Flinn Foundation board of directors, and Dawn Wallace, Flinn Foundation vice president, civic leadership. [Read more]
Emma Kleiner Blumenthal last year began working as a Law Fellow with the University of Arizona’s Office of the General Counsel with a focus on intellectual property law and student affairs matters. Blumenthal, a graduate of UArizona and Stanford Law School, interacts with departments and deans across campus on issues ranging from copyright infringement to student discipline cases.
A Flinn Scholar from the Class of 2009, Blumenthal majored in history and art history before embarking on law school and a legal career. She said the Flinn Scholar community was not only central to her college experience, but inspired her to pursue exciting and creative academic opportunities and expand her conception of a fulfilling career. [Read more]
Flinn Scholar alum Shelly Lowe was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in February as the twelfth chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the first Native American to lead the agency. 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 in 1992 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]
A great Flinn Scholarship application has many components. But we only select students we believe we really know. Be yourself.
There are a number of specific ways throughout your student’s high-school years to help ensure a strong application and candidacy.
In addition to student-submitted materials, the application requires two teacher recommendations and a high-school academic counselor’s report.
Barbra Barnes, a Midwesterner who fell in love with Arizona and taught 200 Flinn Scholars to do the same, passed away at age 90 on May 8—Mother’s Day—at her Phoenix home. Barnes came from Illinois to Arizona in 1984 and joined the Flinn Foundation, where she directed the Flinn Scholars Program for its first decade. […]
The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation has selected the 2022 Flinn-Brown Fellows, 27 leaders who will participate in Arizona’s most prestigious leadership program on state policy and politics. Members of the 14th cohort of Flinn-Brown Fellows, bringing together diverse political perspectives, experience, and policy interests, currently serve in the private and […]
The Flinn Scholars graduating from Arizona’s public universities this year will be entering graduate and medical schools from Arizona to Oxford and joining the workforce in areas including science communications, consulting, nonprofits, and supply-chain management. The 20 graduating Scholars are joining an alumni community that now includes more than 600 Flinn Scholars. The wide range […]
Twenty Flinn Scholars to attend an Arizona university The 2022 Flinn Scholarship, which provides a full ride for college at one of Arizona’s public universities, has been awarded to 20 of Arizona’s highest-achieving students. The Flinn Scholars Program, supported by the Phoenix-based Flinn Foundation in partnership with Arizona’s three state universities, covers the cost of […]