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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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 October 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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Upcoming: Applicant info sessions

The Flinn Scholars Program will host five information sessions in March and April, sharing the benefits of one of the nation’s most prestigious merit-based scholarships and strategies to assist in building the strongest application.

The sessions will be valuable for all high-school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Among presenters: representatives from Arizona’s public universities, including honors-college and admissions staff; Flinn Scholars Program staff; and current Flinn Scholars. [Read more]


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Q & A with Flinn Scholar and UA senior Alexa Nguyen

Flinn: What led you to apply for the Flinn Scholarship? 

Alexa: I initially heard about the Flinn Scholarship when I was a freshman in high school from a current Flinn Scholar at the time, Nikil Selvam (Class of 2010). He explained to me what the Scholarship was and what it had to offer. I kept it in mind as I progressed through high school, and when the time came to apply, I knew I might as well go for it because it was an unbelievable opportunity. I certainly didn’t think I would get it when I applied, but I recognized how valuable the Scholarship would be, both from a monetary standpoint and the access to a community of Scholars that would support me during my time as an undergrad and beyond. [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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Q & A with Flinn Scholar and UA senior Alexa Nguyen

Alexa Nguyen is a Class of 2015 Flinn Scholar who graduated from Prescott High School. She is currently a senior at the University of Arizona. Flinn: What led you to apply for the Flinn Scholarship? Alexa: I initially heard about the Flinn Scholarship when I was a freshman in high school from a current Flinn […]

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Register Now: Flinn Scholars Program information sessions

The Flinn Scholars Program will host five information sessions this spring across Arizona to share the benefits of one of the nation’s most prestigious merit-based scholarships and present strategies to assist in building the strongest application. Below are the dates and university locations for the remaining in-person information sessions as well as the date the […]

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Flinn Scholar alum Joel Edman plays active role in Arizona policy, politics, and advocacy

Joel Edman was a high-school student in Chandler when he had his first serious foray into politics. He was attending community-group meetings with friends when he had a role in recruiting a nonprofit executive to run for the Chandler City Council. Then he helped run her first campaign—and she went on to win two terms. […]

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Arizona universities use TRIF money to expand research, build facilities, launch startups

The Technology and Research Initiative Fund makes up a small percentage of a proposition approved by Arizona voters nearly 20 years ago to benefit the state’s education system. Yet the fund has been critical for Arizona’s three public universities in allowing them to build new cutting-edge research facilities and attract world-renowned scientists to the state, […]