Members of the Flinn Scholars Class of 2015, at the program's 2018 annual retreat

It’s never too early to start thinking about the 2021 application and beyond.

In scope and value, the Flinn Scholarship is unlike almost any other undergraduate scholarship in the United States. In fact, there are only a handful of states with strictly merit-based awards that compare: Colorado, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia. That’s about it.

The application period for the Flinn Scholarship, open to Arizona high-school seniors, typically begins in mid-August, with a mid-September deadline.

We recommend students begin to familiarize themselves with the application process well in advance of the official application period. In addition, students should pursue challenging and interesting studies, commit to extracurricular activities, and take the PSAT sophomore and junior year and the ACT or SAT by early October of senior year.

In addition, we encourage potential applicants to learn more from this online information-session presentation and how the Flinn Scholarship is about who you become and the impact you make

Application Tips

Objective criteria such as grade-point average, test scores, and class rank play a part in the Flinn Scholarship selection process, but they are not the sole basis for our decisions.

We evaluate a student’s academic achievement, leadership and involvement, service to the community, ability to communicate, and personal characteristics. Each of these factors is an important part of the holistic picture that you present to us.

Learn more about the Flinn Scholarship’s benefits and requirements, as well as review tips and frequently asked questions, from these five sections of our website:

You may send questions about the application process at any time to or call (602) 744-6802.