Scholarship Information

Paramount Tall Club of Chicago (PTC) through the Paramount Foundation (a 501c(3) corporation – ID number 36-4314104) 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.

Click the link below for the editable PDF application.

PTCScholarshipApplication2022 Form