Apply now for the 2015 Flinn Scholarship

August 25, 2014

By hammersmith

The Flinn Scholarship, for the 20 finest students in Arizona, is unlike almost any other undergraduate scholarship in the United States. In fact, there are only a handful of states with strictly merit-based awards that compare: Colorado, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia. That’s about it.

Today, it’s time for you to apply.

Before you jump into the application (via the link at the bottom of this page) you should familiarize yourself with the process described on this page and read three sections of this site:



When you’ve done that, come back here, follow the link below, and get started on what might become the most rewarding experience of your life so far. Applications are due on Friday, October 17 before the clock strikes midnight.

How the Flinn Scholarship Application Works

The Flinn Scholarship application is comprised of:


  • forms that collect biographical and family data; information about current studies, extracurricular 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, uploaded by your counselor in conjunction with your counselor recommendation;
  • copies of your SAT and/or ACT score reports, sent directly to the Flinn Scholars Program (enter Code 2175).


(Scores from the September 13 ACT and October 11 SAT do count for our process.)  

This Is Important:

It is your responsibility to ensure that all application components are submitted and received by the Flinn Scholars Program by the deadlines, which this year are: Friday, October 17, 11:59 pm for applicants; and Friday, October 24, 11:59 pm for teachers and counselors.

The application season is an incredibly demanding time for your teachers and counselors; they deserve advance notice if you would like them to write recommendations, 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 [email protected].

Ready to begin?

Start your Flinn Scholarship application.