North Student, Steve Jozef Named Flinn Foundation Scholar
North High’s Steve Jozef, already a National Merit Scholar, is now the school’s first Flinn Foundation Scholar since 2008. The Flinn Scholarship covers tuition, room and board, fees, books, and study-abroad programs and is good for any of the Arizona state universities. The prestigious scholarship is valued at over $90,000, and only twenty scholars are selected each year. Jozef plans to attend ASU’s Barrett College, studying creative writing. Jozef, an International Baccalaureate student, has a 4.65 GPA. He has been quite active in the school’s drama department as an actor, musician and student director.
Close to 600 applications are reviewed each fall, followed by two rounds of interviews. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA; rank in top five percent of graduating class; minimum score of 1300 on the SAT I (critical reading and math sections only) or 29 on the ACT; participation and demonstrated leadership in a variety of extracurricular activities.
The Flinn Foundation is a privately endowed, philanthropic grant-making organization established in 1965 by Dr. Robert S. and Irene P. Flinn to improve the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations. During their lifetimes, the Foundation promoted technology-driven medical care programs and recruited top physician specialists to Arizona. Through the Foundation they supported the emergence of Arizona’s medical school and awarded scholarships to help students prepare for careers in the health professions.
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