Application Requirements

The Flinn Scholarship is a competitive, merit-based scholarship for Arizona high-school seniors. We received more than 1,000 applications from the Class of 2024 for the 20 scholarships.

Despite these steep odds, we sincerely encourage all qualified students to apply. Year after year, new Scholars tell us how unlikely they saw their own prospects—and how glad they are that they applied nonetheless.

The Class of 2025 Flinn Scholarship application will open Thursday, September 12. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 21 at 5 p.m.

Flinn Scholar Profile

Flinn Scholars are articulate, fun-loving, and hard-working. They are generous, creative, curious—and imperfect. They have excelled in their high-school classrooms while maintaining purposeful involvement in extracurricular activities, whether in the arts or athletics, in laboratory research or community service. They have assumed leadership roles at school and beyond.

When they arrive at their universities, Flinn Scholars extend and expand on what they have built in high school—and often discover entirely new opportunities and passions. (Here are some of their stories.)

Application Requirements

To be awarded the Flinn Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (Green Card holder) by time of application;
  • Be an Arizona resident for two full years immediately preceding entry to the university.

Flinn Scholarship applicants should also:

  • Attain at least a 3.5 grade-point average (unweighted);
  • Rank in the top 5 percent of their graduating class (if the school reports class rank);
  • Submit their ACT or SAT scores (minimum test score of 26 on the ACT or 1230 on the SAT); and
  • Participate and demonstrate leadership in a variety of extracurricular activities.

The last tests that qualify for the Flinn Scholarship are the September 14 ACT and the October 5 SAT.

Average Flinn Scholar Qualifications: The Class of 2024 Flinn Scholars averaged a 3.97 GPA and top 2% class rank (for those who attended schools that reported class rank).

Exceptions to Requirements: Occasionally, applicants who fall slightly short of one or more of the standards described above will advance in the selection process and be selected as Flinn Scholars. Such outcomes, however, are highly unusual. Most applicants each year meet all the standards.