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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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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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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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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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 […]

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Three Flinn Scholars tell their stories of accepting the Scholarship

Flinn Foundation: When offered the Flinn Scholarship, did you hesitate to accept it? If so, what considerations were you considering? Ruby Kerwin: By the time I was offered the Flinn Scholarship, I was really excited to accept it. I had learned about the opportunities Flinn provides and the academic programs at Arizona State University through the […]

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Flinn Scholars speak of the ‘life-changing opportunity’ that awaits future Scholars

Flinn Foundation: What might candidates for the Flinn Scholarship miss that’s important for them to understand about the Flinn Scholars Program? Ruby Kerwin: The Flinn Scholarship provides you with flexibility. The opportunities available at the universities and with Flinn make it possible to explore different fields and majors. The travel funding provides you with the chance […]

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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 […]