The Flinn Scholarship Program

The Flinn Foundation is now accepting an application from Arizona high-school seniors for its Scholarship Program. It enriched educational offerings that expand a Scholar’s life and career options while creating the kind of stimulating, intellectually challenging environment that students might find at the nation’s most selective colleges. The Flinn Scholarship offers comprehensive financial and programmatic benefits, the latter extending far beyond undergraduate study into Scholars’ personal and professional development after graduation, including the tuition provided by the universities, exceeds $115,000.

The Flinn Foundation is a privately endowed, philanthropic grantmaking organization established in 1965. Its mission is to improve the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations.


To be awarded the Flinn Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen by the time of entry to the university
  • Be an Arizona resident for two years by the time of entry to the university
  • Participate and demonstrate leadership in a variety of extracurricular activities
  • Attain at least a 3.5 grade-point average (unweighted)
  • Rank in the top 5 percent of their graduating class (if the school reports class rank)
  • Score a minimum 29 on the ACT (composite score), 1300 on the old SAT I (CR+M), or 1360 on the new SAT I (ERW+M). They do not consider the writing section of the ACT or the essay section of the old SAT

How to Apply:

Applications for the 2017 Flinn Scholarship will be available in late August 2016.

Award Amount:

The value of the scholarship, including the tuition provided by the universities, exceeds $115,000. The Flinn Scholarship benefits include:

  • The full cost of tuition and mandatory fees, plus room and board
  • Funding for a three-week summer seminar after the Scholar’s freshman year in China and for at least one additional study-abroad experience
  • Funded participation in the Professional-Leadership Internship Program, exclusively for Flinn Scholars, at an Arizona company or organization
  • Mentorship from top faculty and exposure to Arizona and global leaders in business, government, science, and the arts
  • Fellowship in an extraordinary community of about 80 current and 500 alumni Scholars
  • Membership in a university honors college/program, with amenities including small classes, guest lectures, and research experiences
  • Intellectual, cultural and social activities developed exclusively for Flinn Scholars by both the Foundation and the universities

Application Deadline:

The completed application must be submitted by October 23, 2016 .

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