Flinn Scholars Program

The Flinn Scholarship: One of the most prestigious scholarships in the nation for undergraduate study

This year, 20 of Arizona’s highest-achieving students will become Flinn Scholars, receiving an unparalleled package for undergraduate study that encompasses:

* tuition and room and board;
* funding for study abroad;
* opportunity to intern with an exciting Arizona company or organization;
* mentorship from brilliant faculty; and
* fellowship in an extraordinary community of current and alumni S

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03/22/2024

The Flinn Foundation welcomed 35 of Arizona’s most accomplished and inspiring high-school students over these past two days for Flinn Scholarship Finalist interviews. The selection process will be difficult, but we look forward to announcing our Flinn Scholars Class of 2024 later this spring.

And a big thank you to the current Flinn Scholars who stopped by to welcome the Finalists and share all the benefits of the Flinn Scholarship.

36 Finalists to interview for the Flinn Scholarship - Flinn Foundation 01/29/2024

More than 1,000 Arizona high-school seniors applied in the fall for a chance at earning the prestigious 2024 Flinn Scholarship and a full ride to an Arizona public university.

And today, there remain 36 Flinn Scholarship Finalists, who will interview in March at the Flinn Foundation with the program’s Selection Committee with the hope of becoming one of this year’s 20 Flinn Scholars.

Meet the 36 Flinn Scholarship Finalists, who represent 30 high schools from seven counties around the state.

36 Finalists to interview for the Flinn Scholarship - Flinn Foundation More than 1,000 Arizona high-school seniors applied in the fall for a chance at earning the prestigious 2024 Flinn Scholarship and a full ride to an Arizona public university. The 80 Semifinalists announced in early January were interviewed virtually last week. And today, there remain 36 Flinn Schol...

01/18/2024

Dorrance Scholarship Programs, which provides a generous need-based award to Arizona first-generation college students attending one of the state’s three public universities, is approaching its Phase 1 deadline of Wednesday, January 31.

Learn about all the benefits, including international travel, and eligibility for the program valued at more than $100,000. https://dorrancescholarship.org/

80 Arizona high-school seniors named 2024 Flinn Scholarship Semifinalists - Flinn Foundation 01/05/2024

The Flinn Foundation is proud to announce the 80 Flinn Scholarship Semifinalists from the Class of 2024.

The Semifinalists represent 63 Arizona high schools, 26 cities and towns, and 10 counties, and will advance to a preliminary interview in late January as they pursue Arizona’s most prestigious merit-based college scholarship. They were selected from more than 1,000 applicants and qualify for a generous scholarship offer from Arizona’s public universities.

The Flinn Scholars Class of 2024 will be announced in the spring.

80 Arizona high-school seniors named 2024 Flinn Scholarship Semifinalists - Flinn Foundation The 80 Flinn Scholarship Semifinalists from the Class of 2024 will participate in preliminary interviews later this month as they pursue Arizona’s most competitive merit-based college scholarship. The excelling high-school seniors were selected as Semifinalists from more than 1,000 applicants and ...

A Flinn Scholar reflects on a conversation with actress Laura Linney - Flinn Foundation 12/14/2023

Nagasriya Ramisetty, who was named a Flinn Scholar earlier this year, reflects on her first Arizona State University Centennial Lecture, where she and the Flinn Scholar community had an exclusive conversation with actress Laura Linney.

Ramisetty, who is studying physiology and medical sciences at The University of Arizona, said she was able to garner a new appreciation for the arts in further facilitating her personal and professional development.

A Flinn Scholar reflects on a conversation with actress Laura Linney - Flinn Foundation Having the opportunity to meet Laura Linney was an incredibly insightful one. To be entirely honest, I was not sure what to expect walking into the meeting room considering this was my first Arizona State University Centennial Lecture.

12/12/2023

“Expanding the ways in which our universities cultivate civic understanding and engagement is an emerging opportunity that we as a state are only beginning to tap.”

Clare Aslan, a Flinn Scholar alum and Flinn-Brown Fellow, and director of the School of Earth and Sustainability at Northern Arizona University, is featured by the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation in this Q&A. Aslan, an administrator, teacher, and researcher, talks about her work leading a large research group focused on sustainability science as well as the opportunity for higher education to engage the diverse viewpoints and lived experiences of Arizonans in civic conversations. https://flinn.org/flinn-brown-fellow-clare-aslan-a-leader-in-sustainability-research-at-nau/

Photos from Flinn Scholars Program's post 12/01/2023

The Flinn Scholarship provides opportunities for Scholars to meet and interact with some of the most important and dynamic leaders in politics, the arts, science, and more.

And there have been few, if any, that were as exciting to meet as Sandra Day O’Connor.

The Flinn Foundation and its Flinn Scholars Program is saddened by her death today, but grateful for the time she spent over the years with the Flinn Scholars, her impact on these rising leaders, and her dedication to Arizona and its future.

10/20/2023

The Flinn Scholars spent some exclusive time with actress Laura Linney this week at Arizona State University before the start of the annual Flinn Foundation Centennial Lecture, hosted by Barrett, The Honors College at ASU. During the lecture, Linney shared that the arts are not just for artists.

“Lessons that are learned in theaters and dance studios, music rooms, photographic dark rooms, drafting tables and art studios will enrich and equip young people with tools that will help them in whatever field they may eventually end up in.”

https://news.asu.edu/20231018-creativity-actress-laura-linney-arts-arent-just-artists

10/17/2023

We can’t wait to read your application. Submit by 5 p.m. Oct. 18.

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: 2023 Centennial Lecture featuring Laura Linney. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. 10/16/2023

The 2023 Flinn Foundation Centennial Lecture, presented by Barrett, The Honors College at ASU, will feature award-winning actress Laura Linney in a discussion about reconsidering the arts as essential for success.

While Tuesday’s event is sold out, there is still an opportunity to enjoy this lecture virtually starting at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

The ASU Centennial Lecture, which brings one influential scholar, artist, writer, or public figure to ASU each fall, is funded by an endowment awarded by the Flinn Foundation in 1985 to commemorate the university’s 100th year.

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: 2023 Centennial Lecture featuring Laura Linney. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. A Forgotten Profession: Reconsidering the Arts as Essential for Success

Photos from Flinn Scholars Program's post 10/10/2023

The Flinn Scholarship application closes Wed. 10/18—one week from tomorrow. Arizona high-school seniors: Where might it take you?

10/06/2023

There is so much to love about the Flinn Scholarship. Full ride. Study abroad. Strong community. Personal mentoring. This weekend is a great time to make progress on your Flinn Scholarship application. The deadline is Oct. 18. Apply: https://flinn.org/flinn-scholars/

10/06/2023

The 2023 MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Fellows have been announced! Among the winners: fiction writer Manuel Muñoz of The University of Arizona and anthropologist Amber Wutich of Arizona State University—both long known in Arizona for their brilliance and excellence as teachers. https://www.macfound.org/programs/fellows/

09/22/2023

Congrats to and Arizona State University junior Brinlee Kidd, one of only nine selected nationwide for the inaugural class of Steve Jobs Archive Fellows.

The SJA Fellowship describes itself as a one-year, nonresidential program for young creators working at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts.

Kidd, a Class of 2021 Flinn Scholar from Bradshaw Mountain High School in Prescott Valley, is creating digital education platforms to empower students and teachers and a feature-length documentary about teaching in public schools. https://stevejobsarchive.com/fellowship.

09/21/2023

“The Flinn Scholarship pays for my undergrad, but it’s more than that.”

Michael-Anthony Rodriguez, preparing to be a biology teacher, shares his thoughts about Northern Arizona University, the scholarship, and the opportunities it provides. https://news.nau.edu/2023-flinn-scholar/

About the Flinn Scholarship Recommendation 09/15/2023

If you plan to apply for the 2024 Flinn Scholarship (due Oct. 18), selecting your 2 recommenders is an important part of the process. The recommendations are unique to the program, with both the academic recommender and leadership/service recommender asked to provide three specific responses.

We encourage both students and recommenders to review the recommendation questions and learn more about the scholarship.

About the Flinn Scholarship Recommendation The deadline for teacher and counselor recommendations is Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

Flinn Scholars Profiles 09/13/2023

With the opening of the 2024 Flinn Scholarship application this week, many would-be applicants are asking what Flinn Scholars study in school—and what comes next.

Well, they study and pursue careers in pretty much everything—from neuroscience to percussion performance to political science.

Flinn Scholars Profiles One of Arizona’s university presidents calls Flinn Scholars “polymaths”—individuals capable of making major contributions in multiple areas of interest and they’ve done just that.

09/13/2023

High-school seniors! The deadline is Friday, Sept. 15 for the Gates Scholarship.

• Highly selective scholarship for outstanding, minority, high-school seniors from low-income households.

• Gates Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance at their chosen university that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution.

• Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.

09/12/2023

The Flinn Scholarship application requires three essays, which allow applicants to differentiate themselves and demonstrate an authentic, creative, and persuasive voice.

Check out the 2024 essay prompts and start thinking about how you plan to share your story.

09/11/2023

It’s time! The Flinn Scholarship application is now open!

If you are a high-achieving Arizona high-school senior, we want to meet you.

Learn more about this full-ride scholarship to an Arizona public university, the study abroad opportunities, and the talented and welcoming community of friends to share your journey: https://flinn.org/flinn-scholars/the-scholarship/apply/

And please join us at 6 p.m. for tonight’s info session: https://flinn.org/flinn-scholars/resources/information-session/

Flinn Scholars 09/07/2023

Only five days remain until the opening of the Flinn Scholarship application on Monday, Sept. 11.

Take a look at this year’s essay questions, learn more about the application timeline, and register for Monday evening’s info session.

Flinn Scholars The merit-based Flinn Scholarship is a full-ride college scholarship, plus study abroad, for top high-school students to attend Arizona public universities.

Flinn Scholarship Information Session 08/30/2023

Are you a student in the Class of 2024 interested in applying for the Flinn Scholarship? Are you a parent curious about how the Flinn Scholarship will benefit your child and family? Or a high-school teacher or counselor who wants to learn more about the Flinn Foundation program and how best to help your students?

Please join the Flinn Scholars Program for an online information session on Monday, Sept. 11 to learn about this prestigious scholarship and its full ride to an Arizona public university. And be ready to explore the application that opens the same day.

Register:

Flinn Scholarship Information Session An information session for high-school students, parents, teachers, and counselors to learn about the Flinn Scholarship.

08/23/2023

Flinn Scholar Jordan Harb, a senior at Arizona State University, will be spending the next 11 months in Germany with the U.S. Department of State Cultural Vistas Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals program where he hopes to forge global connections and learn German.

Harb, whose majors include global studies and Arabic, is the lone Arizona representative in the 40th cohort of the cultural exchange program, which enables young American and German leaders to spend close to a year in the other country studying, interning, and living with host families.

https://culturalvistas.org/meet-our-40th-cohort-of-the-cbyx-for-young-professionals-program/

Flinn Scholarship Information Session 08/21/2023

Sign up for the Flinn Scholarship Information Session on Zoom, scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 11, the day the Class of 2024 application will open. Come learn more about this life-changing opportunity and how to build the strongest application. Register:

Flinn Scholarship Information Session An information session for high-school students, parents, teachers, and counselors to learn about the Flinn Scholarship.

Flinn Scholars 08/21/2023

We are only THREE WEEKS AWAY from the Sept. 11 opening of the Class of 2024 Flinn Scholarship application. Start preparing now for your chance at Arizona’s most prestigious college scholarship. Learn more:

Flinn Scholars The merit-based Flinn Scholarship is a full-ride college scholarship, plus study abroad, for top high-school students to attend Arizona public universities.

Photos from Flinn Scholars Program's post 08/11/2023

Scenes from this week's Flinn Scholars Retreat in Prescott. Next up: moving in, grabbing those textbooks, and beginning a wonderful new academic year at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and The University of Arizona!

08/04/2023

For high-school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges, QuestBridge is an amazing opportunity to attend a highly competitive college with a full scholarship.

(And you *can* apply for QuestBridge and the Flinn Scholarship. Strong candidates for QuestBridge tend to be strong candidates for Flinn, too.)

Visit https://questbridge.org to learn more and apply. The deadline is Tue., Sept. 26.

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