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Scholars eating Pizza in France

Flinn Scholarship application opens for high-school seniors  

September 12, 2022

If you are an excelling Arizona high-school senior, now is the time to apply for the most prestigious college scholarship available in the state.  The application is open for the merit-based Flinn Scholarship, which covers tuition, fees, housing, and meals…


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A Flinn Scholar reflection: Reconnecting in the cafes and waterways of France

August 19, 2022

Heather Jensen is a Class of 2020 Flinn Scholar attending the University of Arizona, where she is studying neuroscience and Arabic. In June, Jensen participated in a two-week group summer seminar in France where she traveled with her class from…


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Flinn Scholars honor teachers and counselors who helped shape their success 

May 19, 2022

Arizona educators who have had substantial impacts on the educations and lives of the Flinn Scholars were recognized by their students during the program’s annual Recognition Luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore.  The Class of 2022 Flinn Scholars spoke about the impact…


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Photo of Barbra Barnes with students at the Flinn Scholars retreat

Barbra Barnes, first Flinn Scholars Program director, passes away at 90

May 18, 2022

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…


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Collage of headshots of the 2022 Flinn-Brown Fellows

Arizona Center for Civic Leadership chooses statewide leaders for Flinn-Brown Fellowship

May 16, 2022

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,…


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Flinn Scholars pursuing graduate study, career opportunities

May 09, 2022

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…


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Top Arizona students chosen for state’s most competitive and prestigious scholarship

April 27, 2022

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…


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