Flinn Foundation Selects 20 Excelling Arizona High-School Seniors as 2019 Flinn Scholars

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Twenty of Arizonas highest-achieving high-school seniors have been named Flinn Scholars and will receive scholarships to Arizonas three public research universities valued at more than $120,000.

The merit-based awardwhich recipients accept in many instances over admission to the nations most prestigious universitiesis a full ride that covers the cost of tuition, fees, housing and meals and provides funding for at least two study-abroad experiences plus additional benefits.

The Flinn Scholars Program, supported by the Phoenix-based Flinn Foundation in partnership with the universities, selected the Class of 2019 Flinn Scholars from a record-high 894 applications, or an award rate of 2.2 percent.

The 34th class of Flinn Scholars features 20 students from the Phoenix metropolitan area, Tucson, Prescott, and Pinal County, representing 19 high schools.

Each Flinn Scholar we meet is unique, but these students have something in common besides the capacity to excel in the classroom, said Tammy McLeod, Flinn Foundation president and CEO. They have deep dedication to their schools, communities, the future of Arizona, and the world. The Flinn Foundation is excited not only to announce this new class of Flinn Scholars but to see what lies ahead for them and our state.

The only school with two Flinn Scholars this year is Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center-Estrella Mountain, a charter school west of Phoenix. Those two students are the first Flinn Scholars from their school.

Four other high schools are also celebrating their first Flinn Scholar in 2019: Maricopa High School, Basha High School in Chandler, Gilbert Classical Academy High School, and BASIS Prescott.

The 2019 Flinn Scholars named a variety of areas of study in their applications, including Mandarin, biochemistry, psychology, economics, mechanical and environmental engineering, mathematics, nursing, agribusiness, philosophy, biomedical science, and computer science.

The Scholars will start undergraduate studies at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona in August.

There are now nearly 650 current and alumni Flinn Scholars, with about 80 Scholars studying at the three universities at any time.

The academic accomplishments, extracurricular involvement, and dedication to service this group has demonstrated are remarkable and we have high hopes for their future contributions, said Anne Lassen, Flinn Scholars Program director. We also want to commend all of the high-achieving students who applied and made this years selection so challenging.

The Flinn Scholarship benefits, beyond covering eight semesters of tuition, fees, and housing and meals, include:

  • A three-week summer seminar in China for the full class following the freshman year, and at least one additional study-abroad experience;
  • Mentorship from top faculty and exposure to Arizona and global leaders, including leaders from Arizonas business, civic, and academic communities;
  • Membership in a university honors college, with small classes, guest lectures, and research experiences;
  • Intellectual, cultural and social activities developed for Scholars by both the Flinn Foundation and the universities;
  • Fellowship in the Flinn Scholars community.

The typical Flinn Scholar achieves at least a 3.5 grade-point average, a top-5 percent class rank, and a score of 1340 on the SAT or 29 on the ACT and demonstrates exceptional leadership in extracurricular activities.

The Flinn Scholars Program, established in 1986, is operated by the Flinn Foundation Scholarship Program LLC and supported by the Flinn Foundation, a Phoenix-based private, nonprofit, grantmaking organization. The Foundation, founded in 1965 by the late Dr. Robert and Irene Flinn, also supports the advancement of Arizonas bioscience sector, arts and culture, and the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership and its flagship Flinn-Brown Academy.

Meet the 2019 Flinn Scholars flinnscholars.org

[Editors note: Student names and high schools are here. Student photos are available for download at https://app.box.com/s/u68m4hovvl1fzf2m23yotpi700ze7pzj]

Brian Powell, Flinn Foundation Communications Manager, 602-744-6806, [email protected]
Anne
Lassen, Flinn Scholars Program Director, 602-744-6809, [email protected]