The Flinn Scholars Program
Twenty-one of Arizona’s highest-achieving high-school seniors have been awarded the 2015 Flinn Scholarship, which will provide them a comprehensive educational package at an Arizona public university.
The 21 Flinn Scholars graduating from Arizona universities this year were recognized during the program’s annual Recognition Dinner at the Arizona Biltmore on May 3.
The 21 high-school seniors who make up the Flinn Scholar Class of 2015 each paid tribute to a Distinguished Educator during the program’s annual Recognition Dinner on May 3 at the Arizona Biltmore.
Flinn Scholar alum Blake Thomson will study at the University of Cambridge beginning this fall after being named a Gates Cambridge Scholar, a prestigious honor bestowed upon fewer than 100 students in the world each year.
Rachel Wellhausen, a Class of 2000 Flinn Scholar alum, was so captivated by the program’s summer seminar program in Eastern Europe that she chose to focus on the region in her international-political-economy research, which has led her to some of the most prestigious universities in the world.
Nearly a decade after being introduced to existential psychology at the University of Arizona, Class of 2004 Flinn Scholar Daniel Sullivan returned to Tucson to teach undergraduate courses and conduct research at his alma mater.
Jonathan Pillow, a Class of 1993 Flinn Scholar, has won several prestigious national honors for his neuroscience research. This fall he starts a new assistant-professor position at Princeton University--the school he once wanted to attend before he chose the Flinn Scholarship.