Flinn Foundation Selects Next Class of Flinn Scholars

The Flinn Foundation has selected 22 Arizona students who will begin undergraduate study next school year at an Arizona public university for the 2018 Flinn Scholarship, a highly competitive merit-based award with a value of more than $120,000.
The scholarship covers tuition, room and board and provides funding for at least two study abroad trips, an off-campus internship and more. The program also includes a variety of mentorship, academic and social programming opportunities.
“These Scholars represent the best about Arizona — a diverse group of talented, bright leaders, from high schools in our major metro areas as well as smaller cities at the edge of the Colorado River and along Route 66,” said Flinn Foundation president and CEO Tammy McLeod. “The Flinn Foundation is inspired by this group of 22 who have chosen the honors-college experience at Arizona’s universities, and we’re honored to welcome them to the Flinn Scholars community.”
This year’s scholarship recipients were selected from a record-high 881 applications. The Flinn Scholars represent 19 high schools from a mix of public, charter and private schools from across the state.
Arizona College Prep Erie Campus of the Chandler Unified School District, BASIS Chandler and Bioscience High School of the Phoenix Union High School District boast two Flinn Scholars while five schools are celebrating their first Flinn Scholar.
Scholars plan to study a wide range of fields including economics, biomedical engineering, astrophysics, French, public health, biology, theatre and computer science.
“These young adults, who have passionately pursued their interests and developed their talents over their high-school careers, share an extraordinary ambition to contribute to their university and civic communities,” said Flinn Scholars Program director Anne Lassen. “This incredible group left the 2018 Selection Committee profoundly encouraged about the future of Arizona.”
Most Flinn Scholars achieve at least a 3.5 grade-point average, a top-5 percent class rank and a score of 1360 on the SAT or a 29 on the ACT. Scholars also demonstrate leadership qualities and have a variety of extracurricular activities.
The program is supported by the Phoenix-based Flinn Foundation.

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