News and Updates

Flinn Foundation names new leaders as longtime executive retires

June 05, 2024

Brad Halvorsen joined the Flinn Foundation in 1989 as its first communications employee. After 35 years of service to the foundation and Arizona, including nearly a decade as executive vice president, Halvorsen retires June 14. Halvorsen’s departure prompts two other…

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Outgoing Flinn Scholars to pursue graduate studies and careers as new alumni

May 13, 2024

The outgoing class of Flinn Scholars, which entered the program at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, has made the most of its undergraduate experience over the past four years. The Scholars, who attended Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University,…

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Arizona teachers, counselors, mentors honored by 2024 Flinn Scholars

May 09, 2024

Jennifer Orozco Torres in 2017 was finishing up fifth grade at Lineweaver Elementary School in Tucson. Her teacher was Lourdes De Leon. Seven years later, the Class of 2024 Flinn Scholar selected De Leon as her “Distinguished Educator” for having…

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2024 Flinn Scholars to receive full rides to Arizona public universities

April 30, 2024

The 2024 Flinn Scholarship has been awarded to 20 Arizona high-school seniors who will attend in-state universities with merit awards providing each of them a full ride. Members of the Flinn Scholars Class of 2024 will receive a comprehensive scholarship…

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36 Finalists to interview for the Flinn Scholarship

January 29, 2024

More than 1,000 Arizona high-school seniors applied in the fall for a chance at earning the prestigious 2024 Flinn Scholarship and a full ride to an Arizona public university. The 80 Semifinalists announced in early January were interviewed virtually last…

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80 Arizona high-school seniors named 2024 Flinn Scholarship Semifinalists

January 05, 2024

The 80 Flinn Scholarship Semifinalists from the Class of 2024 will participate in preliminary interviews later this month as they pursue Arizona’s most competitive merit-based college scholarship. The excelling high-school seniors were selected as Semifinalists from more than 1,000 applicants…

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A Flinn Scholar reflects on a conversation with actress Laura Linney

November 06, 2023

Having the opportunity to meet Laura Linney was an incredibly insightful one. To be entirely honest, I was not sure what to expect walking into the meeting room considering this was my first Arizona State University Centennial Lecture.

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