The Flinn Scholarship

Seven Arizona Bio Startups Earn $30K Through Flinn Foundation Entrepreneurship Program

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 6:21pm

The Flinn Foundation has competitively selected 47 bioscience firms in Arizona since 2014 to participate and provided nearly $1.4 million in support for the program.

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  • The Flinn Foundation has competitively selected 47 bioscience firms in Arizona since 2014 to participate and provided nearly $1.4 million in support for the program.
  • We are thrilled to welcome these seven Arizona startups into our program, which we believe will accelerate their path to success in the biosciences and lead to innovations that will improve the lives of Arizonans and people around the world, said Tammy McLeod, Flinn Foundation president and CEO.
  • To learn more about the Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program and the nearly 50 selected Arizona firms, visit flinn.org/entrepreneur .
  • In addition to advancing the biosciences in Arizona, the foundation supports the Flinn Scholars Program, a merit-based college scholarship program; arts and culture; and the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership.

Arizona Center for Civic Leadership Names 31 Flinn-Brown Fellows for 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 10:03pm

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation has selected 31 civic leaders for its Flinn-Brown Fellowship seminar series that will focus on public policy development within the national, state and local political landscape to address Arizonas pressing socio-economic issues.

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  • The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation has selected 31 civic leaders for its Flinn-Brown Fellowship seminar series that will focus on public policy development within the national, state and local political landscape to address Arizonas pressing socio-economic issues.
  • Nearly 400 Flinn-Brown Fellows have now been selected since the nonpartisan Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation was launched in 2011.
  • Through the Flinn-Brown seminars, Wallace said, the newest Fellows will grapple with the extraordinary confluence of health, economic, and social challenges facing Arizona in 2020.
  • Along with the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership and its Flinn-Brown Fellowship, the foundation supports the advancement of Arizonas bioscience sector, the Flinn Scholars Program, and Arizona arts and culture organizations.

Flinn Foundation Selects Top Arizona Students for 35th Class of Flinn Scholars

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 7:39pm

The Flinn Scholars Class of 2020 will attend Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona this fall.

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  • The Flinn Scholars Class of 2020 will attend Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona this fall.
  • Highlights from the Class of 2020 include:
    The class is nearly evenly split between Flinn Scholars from the Phoenix metropolitan area and from outside the region.
  • There is so much to admire in each of these Flinn Scholars, said Anne Lassen, Flinn Scholars Program director.
  • 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.

Flinn Foundation Names State-Government Executive Dawn Wallace to Direct Civic-Leadership Program

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 4:43pm

Most recently, Wallace completed a short-term role as the education-policy advisor to the president of the Arizona State Senate.

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  • Most recently, Wallace completed a short-term role as the education-policy advisor to the president of the Arizona State Senate.
  • Over her career, Dawn has modeled public service at its best, said Flinn Foundation President and CEO Tammy McLeod.
  • At the Flinn Foundation, Wallace will lead a cross-cutting, statewide program to strengthen civic leadership in Arizona, especially at the state level.
  • Dawn Wallace is herself such a person and we believe she will bring valuable expertise to the civic-leadership program.

Six Arizona Bioscience Startups Selected for 2020 Flinn Foundation Entrepreneurship Program

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 7:02pm

Six bioscience companies creating innovative solutions to improve regenerative medicine, spinal surgery, sleep health, medical payments, the food supply, and even ear cleaning have been selected for the 2020 Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program.

Key Points: 
  • Six bioscience companies creating innovative solutions to improve regenerative medicine, spinal surgery, sleep health, medical payments, the food supply, and even ear cleaning have been selected for the 2020 Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program.
  • The Flinn Foundation has competitively selected 40 bioscience firms in Arizona since 2014 to participate in the program, providing nearly $1.2 million in funding support.
  • The program was established to foster entrepreneurship and help bioscience founders develop their early-stage companies into successful and sustainable businesses in Arizona.
  • In addition to advancing the biosciences in Arizona, the foundation supports the Flinn Scholars Program, a merit-based college scholarship program; arts and culture; and the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership and its Flinn-Brown Fellowship.

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 7:31pm

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.

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

Flinn Foundation Program Tops $1M in Funding Support with Selection of Six Arizona Bioscience Startup Firms

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 6:52pm

The Flinn Foundation has surpassed $1 million in funding support to benefit Arizona bioscience startup companies with the selection of six firms to participate in the foundations 2019 Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program.

Key Points: 
  • The Flinn Foundation has surpassed $1 million in funding support to benefit Arizona bioscience startup companies with the selection of six firms to participate in the foundations 2019 Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program.
  • The Flinn Foundation has selected 34 Arizona bioscience firms since 2014 to participate in the program, which was created to foster entrepreneurship and further the goals of Arizonas Bioscience Roadmap , the states long-term strategic plan through 2025 to advance the bioscience sector.
  • The Flinn Foundation has now allocated $1,000,005 in grants to nonprofits since the program began.
  • In addition to advancing the biosciences, the foundation supports the Flinn Scholars Program, a merit-based college scholarship program; arts and culture; and the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership and its Flinn-Brown Academy.