What it Takes to Earn a Flinn Scholarship
The 2014 Flinn Scholarship application will open in August!
If you would like to apply for the Flinn Scholarship, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with the process described on this page and read our general description of What It Takes and our lists of Strategies for Success and Frequently Asked Questions.
When you've done that, you can come back in late August to complete the 2014 application. The application is currently closed.
The 2014 application will be due in October 2013.
How the Flinn Scholarship Application Works
The Flinn Scholars Program uses an online electronic application managed through a major, highly secure online college-application provider. You will be able to save, return to, and check your work. When you're done, you'll submit your application with the click of a mouse.
A link to the application will be posted on this website in August. Clicking on the link will take you to the application provider's website, where you will begin by registering your name and choosing a password. The site will then guide you through the entire process that follows.
The Flinn Scholarship application is comprised of:
- a form that collects biographical and family data;
- a personal-information form on current studies, school and community activities, and employment;
- three essay questions;
- two teacher recommendations, submitted separately by your teachers;
- a report and recommendation from your high school's academic counselor, submitted separately by your counselor;
- a copy of your transcript, mailed to the Flinn Scholars Program by your counselor;
- copies of your SAT and/or ACT score reports, mailed to the Flinn Scholars Program.
The application website explains how teachers and counselors submit their recommendations. The site also explains how counselors should provide supplementary documentation verifying coursework, class rank, grade-point average, and scores on standardized tests.
This is important:
It is your responsibility to ensure that all application components are submitted and received by the Flinn Scholars Program by the deadline, which will be in October of 2013.
Do not assume that because you asked for recommendations a week before the deadline that those recommendations were actually submitted on time. The application season is an incredibly demanding time for your teachers and counselors; they deserve advance notice, and will likely welcome polite inquiries as the deadline approaches to confirm that they have been able to submit the recommendations.
You may send questions about the application process to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ready to begin?
The 2014 application is not open yet. Come back in August.