News and Updates

‘A catalyst of trailblazers’: Life Hack Day brings together Flinn Scholars to talk careers

April 26, 2022

Life Hack Day brought the Flinn Scholars community together April 16 at the Arizona Opera, next door to the Flinn Foundation, for the annual career-development event. About 60 Flinn Scholars currently attending Arizona’s public universities had the opportunity to meet…

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Flinn awards $5.5M grant to UArizona medical school in Phoenix to support cardiovascular, mental illness research

April 07, 2022

The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix will receive $5.5 million over five years from the Flinn Foundation to support translational research in cardiovascular diseases, neurosciences, and serious mental illnesses. The grant, which will help advance research in these areas…

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Flinn Scholar alum Emma Kleiner Blumenthal returns to UArizona to work as lawyer

March 10, 2022

1. Tell us about your position with the University of Arizona Office of the General Counsel.In August 2021, I started my current job as a Law Fellow with the University of Arizona’s Office of the General Counsel. I focus on…

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Flinn Finalists one step away from Flinn Scholarship

December 15, 2021

What began as a group of nearly 1,100 talented Arizona high-school seniors has been trimmed to the 39 Flinn Finalists. The Flinn Scholars Program has named 39 of the state’s highest-achieving students as Flinn Finalists, advancing them to the final…

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Flinn Scholars and Common: A private hour of engaging conversation

November 22, 2021

Flinn Scholars gathered for an exclusive, intimate hour-long conversation with award-winning hip-hop artist and actor Common, who was on the Arizona State University campus last week as the Flinn Foundation Centennial Lecturer.  The more than 30 Scholars in attendance, representing…

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80 Flinn Scholarship Semifinalists advance to interviews

November 18, 2021

The Flinn Scholars Program has named 80 of Arizona’s highest-achieving high-school seniors as Flinn Scholarship Semifinalists, advancing them in a process toward the state’s most prestigious merit-based scholarship. The 80 Semifinalists were selected from a record total of nearly 1,100…

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It’s senior year. Here’s your guide.

September 08, 2021

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…

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