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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The Class of 2022 Flinn Scholarship application is due Sept. 27.
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Tuition. Housing. Study Abroad. Community. And much more.
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Learn about what it takes to qualify for the Flinn Scholarship.
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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 2021 Flinn Scholars 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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Apply for the Flinn Scholarship by Sept. 27

The journey to earning the prestigious Flinn Scholarship is well underway for Arizona high-school seniors. The application is open and the deadline to apply is Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. 

Each year, about 20 excelling Arizona high-school seniors are selected for the prestigious merit-based award. The Flinn Scholarship—valued at more than $120,000—covers tuition, fees, housing, and meals at one of Arizona’s three public universities, plus study abroad. Prospective Flinn Scholars are evaluated on criteria such as grade-point average and class rank, but also on leadership and involvement, service to the community, ability to communicate, and personal characteristics. [Apply]


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Register for live, virtual office hours Sept. 22

The Flinn Scholars Program will host live, virtual office hours on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 3:30 p.m. for potential applicants to learn about the most prestigious college scholarship available for Arizona high-school graduates. Current Flinn Scholars will also be present at this virtual session, where students can ask questions about the application and learn about the opportunities and resources available to students who attend Arizona’s public honors colleges. 

In addition, a pre-recorded information session, also available in Spanish, can be found on the website. The Class of 2022 Flinn Scholarship application is open. The deadline to apply is Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. [Register for office hours]


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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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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, also available in Spanish, 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. [Info session]  


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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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 […]

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Flinn Scholarship application is now open

The journey to earning the prestigious Flinn Scholarship is now underway for Arizona high-school seniors. The application for the Class of 2022 is now open. The deadline to apply is Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. The Flinn Scholarship—valued at more than $120,000—covers tuition, fees, housing, and meals at one of Arizona’s three public universities, plus […]

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Flinn Scholarship information session set for Sept. 1

The Flinn Scholars Program will host a live, virtual information session starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 1 for potential applicants to learn about the most prestigious college scholarship available for Arizona high-school graduates. Registration is required for the information session, where students and their families will hear from current Flinn Scholars and university staff about […]

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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 […]