Bioscience Student Named Flinn Scholar
Posted by Community Relations Department at 5/1/2013
Bioscience High School is still young enough to have some firsts. Samantha Su Taylor is the first-ever Flinn Scholar from the math and science-focused small school. Only 20 of Arizona’s highest achieving seniors are selected as Flinn Scholars, and the competition is fierce, with 653 seniors applying this year. Taylor has a 4.0 Grade Point Average in all honors classes. She travels over two hours round-trip by bus to get to Bioscience. She has earned most outstanding student awards in Bio/Chem, Anatomy, Physiology, American Literature, Chinese, Art and Fitness. She is the president of the UNICEF club, on the student council, and secretary of the National Honor Society. She volunteered at Phoenix Children’s Hospital for the past four years, and currently is interning at T-Gen, through St. Joseph’s Hospital. She also is a third degree black belt.
The Flinn Scholarship provides free tuition, room and board, funding for study abroad, mentorship from faculty and exposure to world leaders, and fellowship with a community of current and alumni scholars. It is only available at one of Arizona’s three state universities, and is valued at over $100,000 for four years covering tuition, room and board, international study-related travel, personal mentorship by university faculty. Taylor will be going to the University of Arizona, to study pre-med. She hopes to become a surgeon in the future.