Flinn Scholarship Essay Prompts for 2017

August 29, 2016

Flinn Scholarship October 2016 for the 2017-2018 school year.

The due date for the Flinn Scholarship application is Sunday, October 23, 2016, before the clock strikes midnight.

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  • Forms that collect biographical and family data; information about current studies, extracurricular activities, honors and awards, and employment;
  • Three essay questions and five short-answer questions;
  • Two teacher recommendations, submitted separately by your teachers;
  • A report and recommendation from your high school’s academic counselor, submitted separately by your counselor;
  • A copy of your transcript, uploaded by your counselor in conjunction with your counselor recommendation;
  • Copies of your SAT and/or ACT score reports, sent directly to the Flinn Scholars Program by ACT/College Board (enter Code 2175).

The essay prompts for the Flinn Scholarship are:

Here are the 2017 Flinn Scholarship essay questions:

Short?Answer Questions

Please answer each question with no more than 80 characters.

  1. Beyond your achievements, what defines you?
  2. What is more important: kindness or intelligence?
  3. Who is your hero (living or dead), and what do you admire most about them?
  4. What personality trait do you value most in others?
  5. Of what in your non-academic profile are you most proud?

A. What book should all high school students be required to read and why? 200-word maximum

B. Tell us about a project or initiative you worked on that did not go as you planned or hoped. What did you learn? 300-word maximum

C. Lincoln University recently suspended its major in history. The president of the university explained the decision saying, “We must make decisions like these as we look toward the future and the needs of the changing workforce.” Do you believe job preparation should be a university’s main priority? Defend your answer. 500-word maximum


It is your responsibility to ensure that all application components are submitted and received by the Flinn Scholars Program by the deadline. The deadline for applicants, as well as teachers and counselors, is Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

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