Merlin D'souza, CGUHS senior, has been named a 2021 Flinn Scholarship Semifinalist. This year’s scholarship competition yielded more than 950 applications from the most talented high-school seniors in Arizona—students with sharp minds and impressive records of accomplishment. From those 950+ applications, the Flinn Foundation chose 78 Semifinalists. The next step in the selection process is for each student to have a 20-minute Zoom interview with their Semifinalist Interview Committee. Finalists will be notified at the end of January. Finalists will then have another interview in March. Approximately 20 finalists will be offered an award with a recognition event held in May. The Flinn Scholarship—valued at more than $120,000—covers tuition, fees, housing, and meals at one of Arizona’s public universities, plus study abroad. Each year, about 20 top high-school seniors are chosen to learn from amazing faculty, business leaders, and civic innovators, and join a vibrant, eclectic community—including a powerful alumni network. For more information, visit https://flinn.org/flinn-scholars/.