2021 Scholarship Information



Completed application must be postmarked by Monday, Feb. 10, 2020

Download the PTCScholarshipApplication2021 Form here.

Scholarship Information 2021

Paramount Tall Club of Chicago (PTC) through the Paramount Foundation (a 501c(3) corporation – ID number 364314104) awards one $750 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who lives in the Chicagoland area and meets the height requirements of the club, 5’10” for females and 6’2” for males. The PTC scholarship is to be used toward tuition expenses and will be paid directly to the college or university that the recipient will attend. The recipient of the PTC local scholarship will be nominated by PTC to be considered by Tall Clubs International (TCI) for its $1000 Kae Sumner Einfeldt and Virginia Linquist Winker scholarships.

To apply for the local PTC scholarship, a student must meet PTC’s minimum height requirements of 5’10” for females and 6’2” for males, be a graduating high school senior, and plan to attend either a 2-year or 4-year college this fall. Criteria include:

  • Minimum height (females 5’10”; males 6’2”)
  • Academic achievement
  • School activities
  • Volunteer work
  • Personal achievement
  • Chicagoland area student

Paramount Tall Club of Chicago’s Scholarship Committee selects 3 – 6 finalists and conducts personal interviews to determine the club’s recipient. We cannot acknowledge receipt of all applications; however, finalists will be notified to set up the interview. Our recipient’s application, in addition to the committee’s recommendation, will be submitted to the TCI Scholarship Committee for consideration of the national scholarships. The recipients of the TCI Kae Sumner Einfeldt and Virginia Linquist Winker scholarships are announced at the TCI annual convention during the first week of July 2021.

Instructions for Applicant

  1. Complete the attached application (5 pages). Incomplete applications cannot be considered.
  2.  Provide an official high school transcript. Include evidence of your ACT or SAT score.
  3.  Write an essay on “What being tall means to me,” one page typed. You may want to include your thoughts on Marfan Syndrome and the work of the National Marfan Foundation, PTC’s charity of choice.
  4.  Submit completed Recommendation Forms from two individuals of your choice. Both must be completed by an educator, such as a teacher, counselor, or coach
  5.  All items must be postmarked no later than Friday, February 12, 2021.
    1. Late applications cannot be accepted.
    2. Questions – email ptcscholarship@gmail.com
  6. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all forms are submitted by the deadline. Please make every effort to include all parts of the application in one envelope.
  7.  If you are a finalist, you will be required to provide a wallet-sized photo of yourself.

Do not send a photo with your application.

8. All forms and transcripts must be sent to: