View an online information session to learn more about the 2020 Flinn Scholarship.

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.

Flinn Scholarship Timeline

Arizona high-school seniors can typically begin their applications for the Flinn Scholarship in mid-August, with an early-October deadline.

All applicants are notified of their status in December. Semifinalist interviews occur in January, and Finalist interviews in late February or early March. The new class of Flinn Scholars is announced in April.

Meet the Class of 2019 Flinn Scholars

Preparing to Apply

We recommend students familiarize themselves with the application process well in advance of the official application period. Students who will be competitive for the Flinn Scholarship pursue challenging and interesting studies, commit to extracurricular activities, and usually take the PSAT during their sophomore and junior year and the ACT or SAT by early October of their senior year.

In addition, we encourage potential applicants to take advantage of in-person information sessions presented each spring by the Flinn Scholars Program at locations throughout the state or a new online information session.

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


You may send questions about the application process at any time to