The Flinn Scholars Program
Next spring, 20 of the most outstanding high-school seniors in Arizona will be selected as the 30th class of Flinn Scholars. Would you like to join this absolutely brilliant, fun-loving, globe-trotting community of young people ready to make a difference in Arizona and the world? Then do it! Applications are due on Friday, October 17 before the clock strikes midnight.
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.
Leah Edwards, a Class of 2010 Flinn Scholar and 2014 graduate of the University of Arizona, pursued a wide range of interests and study across the globe during her college years, leading to prestigious awards, unique internships, and comprehensive environmental studies of major university events.
The information sessions for the Flinn Scholarship that were presented around Arizona in the spring are now available online as well. If you happened to miss the session or would like to review the information, you may view the slides, with audio of the presentation, here.
Daniel Fried, a Class of 2010 Flinn Scholar and recent graduate of the University of Arizona, is one of only 14 students in the United States to be awarded the Churchill Scholarship this year, enabling him to spend a year at the University of Cambridge in England pursuing research and a master’s degree in computer science.
Shantanu Bala, a Class of 2011 Flinn Scholar and Arizona State University student, has been awarded the prestigious Thiel Fellowship that will match him with the world’s brightest young entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley leaders for the next two years.
The 2014 Flinn Scholarship has been awarded to 20 of Arizona’s highest-achieving high-school seniors, who will receive a comprehensive educational package to attend an Arizona public university.