Three Hamilton High School students are among the 20 selected for the 2013 Flinn Scholarship, an competitive and merit-based award that provides a comprehensive educational package at an Arizona public university.
Savannah Pearson, Sanjay Srinivasan and Jakub Stechly of Chandler's Hamilton will receive the awards, along with Meera Doshi of McClintock High School in Tempe.
Ahwatukee Foothills students Spencer Elliott and Swaroon Sridhar of Mountain Pointe High School and Rohan Murty and Suhitha Veeravelli of Desert Vista High School.
Each award, provided through a partnership between the Phoenix-based Flinn Foundation and the universities, includes tuition, room and board, international study-related travel, personal mentorship by university faculty, and other benefits. The package is valued at more than $100,000.
A total of 653 high-school seniors from throughout Arizona applied to be a member of the 28th annual class of Flinn Scholars.
As a group, the new Scholars averaged 1464 out of 1600 on the math and verbal sections of the SAT and 32 out of 36 on the ACT. Nine Scholars were finalists in the National Merit competition — a benchmark honor of the top high-school students nationally.