For each of the Flinn Scholars Program’s nearly 600 alumni, there is a unique path after college.
Hundreds of Flinn Scholars have continued to graduate school, often in their chosen fields’ highest-ranked programs. Choose any class of alumni, and you find Scholars with emerging and established careers as physicians, software engineers, heads of nonprofits, professors, startup founders, public officials, artists, and many other fields.
A tradition of opening doors
The Flinn Scholars culture is strong, with alumni staying involved with the Flinn Scholars Program long after their undergraduate studies end. Every year, many alumni connect with current Flinn Scholars and fellow alumni to open doors, share job postings and career-development guidance, offer advice during times of transition, and welcome new arrivals to a graduate school or city. It’s a core part of the Flinn Scholars experience.
The Flinn Scholars Directory offers an easy way to find alumni from the same hometown or high school, or who share a major, or who chose a particular graduate school or career field. More in-depth portraits emerge from a growing set of Scholars profiles. And check out FLINNtalks where alumni talk about their experiences as a Flinn Scholar and how the Scholarship led them to where they are today.
Each year, Flinn Scholar alumni are asked to return to the Flinn Foundation headquarters in Phoenix for interviews of prospective Flinn Scholars, as well as events such as “Life Hack Day,” plus cross-pollinating opportunities through the Foundation’s other programs, in the biosciences, arts and culture, and civic leadership. Each August finds alumni at the program’s annual retreat making connections with the approximately 80 current Flinn Scholars attending Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona.
Quarterly, the eight members of the Flinn Scholars Alumni Council meet to plan events and outreach programming, develop initiatives to strengthen the Scholars network, and provide support and feedback to Scholars Program staff.