Bioscience High School's Martín Blair is a 2016 Flinn Scholar

Posted by Community Relations on 4/27/2016

The Flinn Foundation Scholarship is one of the most competitive and comprehensive scholarships in Arizona. From 761 applications, 20 Scholars are chosen…and one is from Phoenix Union and Bioscience High School. Martín Blair is a 2016 Flinn Scholar. The scholarship is valued at more than $115,000, and includes tuition at one of the three state universities, funding for room and board, support for at least two study-abroad experiences and an off-campus internship.   Blair will be attending ASU’s Barrett Honors College. 

Blair scored a 4 (five is top score) on an Advanced Placement Physics exam, studying on his own because his school doesn’t have AP. He has He has taken honors level courses in engineering, and is concurrently earning college credit in Sustainability and Chemistry at ASU. Blair, who has been working with vehicles all his life, interned at Local Motors, a company that has developed the world’s first 3-D printed car using ad drivetrain Blair designed. His unpaid internship has developed into a part-time job with the company. According to his counselor, “what sets him apart is his visionary ability to convert engineering designing principles into creative answers to mechanical challenges.”

Blair, whose first language was Spanish, has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Peru, and has traveled extensively to Mexico, China, Australia and Cuba. But he wants to stay here, for family, and so that he can continue his work with Local Motors, designing and engineering cars of the future.