The Flinn Scholars Program
The Flinn Scholars Program will host a series of informational meetings for Arizona high-school students from late March through early April. The sessions, in Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tempe, and Tucson will discuss the 2015 scholarship. The application will be available in late August 2014.
The Flinn Foundation’s “Action and Impact” report highlights the Flinn Scholars inaugural trip to China and other program benefits, as well as the Foundation’s current grantmaking priorities and activities.
Marla Smith-Nilson, a Flinn Scholar from the Class of 1987, is a SELF Magazine Women Doing Good Honoree for her work with Water 1st, a nonprofit she founded to bring clean water to impoverished communities around the world.
This year has seen several Flinn Scholars--current and alumni--awarded nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships allowing them to pursue further study and research at their universities or abroad.
Each summer, Flinn Scholars who have completed their first year of college travel together internationally for three weeks. This all-expenses-paid group seminar is a cornerstone of the Flinn Scholars Program: It cements the Scholars' connections to one another, thrusts them into unfamiliar settings, and infuses them with the confidence and judgment for a future of purposeful travel throughout the world. This year, after 13 summers in Hungary and Romania, the seminar found a new home in China.
Every summer since 2000, Flinn Scholars have marked the end of their first year of college with a group study-abroad seminar. This year featured the most significant change since the three-week seminar’s introduction: After a 12-year run with Budapest, Hungary as home base, the seminar has moved to China. Here are reflections from three members of the first class of Scholars to travel to China together.
Sixteen graduating Flinn Scholars, who are preparing to start new life adventures later this year, were honored during the Flinn Scholars Program’s annual Recognition Dinner May 4 at the Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix.