Benjamin Aguilar '21 Becomes Brophy's 14th Flinn Scholar

PHOENIX — Brophy senior Benjamin Aguilar was one of 19 Flinn Foundation scholarship recipients for 2021. In Arizona, a scholarship from the Flinn Foundation is one of the most prestigious prizes awarded to high school seniors. The scholarships — valued at approximately $120,000 —  include full tuition at an Arizona university, as well as room and board, study-abroad opportunities, mentoring and more. With over 950 applicants, the acceptance rate was 2%.

At Brophy, Aguilar is active in National Honor Society and robotics. He is an Eagle Scout and a leader in his church’s youth group. He is also a regular volunteer at his church’s food bank. Aguilar will study English at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University.

Aguilar’s college counselor Kalli Hylle says, “Benny has a sense of goodness about him that leaves you with a feeling of awe after you meet with him. He has a kind heart, excellent work ethic, genuine and reflective nature, deep faith and sense of purpose that propels him to want to make the world a better place."

The Flinn Scholar program was established in 1986. As a 2021 scholarship recipient, Aguilar becomes the 14th Flinn Scholar from Brophy. Past recipients include Marc Engelsgjerd '88, Gregory Franklin '89, Spencer Insolia '90, Drew Flowers '91, Peter Ranger '91, Robert Arroyo '95, Jack Barnes '95, Elson Liu '97, Michael Mitchell '06, Blake Thomson '09, Justin Frere '14, Daniel Bonner '17 and Griffin Fletcher '18.