Complete application must be postmarked by ​Monday, January 4, 2016

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 may be nominated by PTC to be considered by Tall Clubs International (TCI) for its $1000 Kae Sumner Einfeldt and Virginia Linquist Winker scholarships.

Use this link to download our 2016 scholarship form PTCScholarshipApplication2016.docx.pdf (You may need to install the free Adobe PDF Reader software to view these documents and you may also need to download and save the pdf form to use its fillable features.) Additional information about the TCI scholarships can be found at http://www.tall.org/tci-foundation.html.

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 2­year or 4­year 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 determinetheclub’srecipient. We cannot acknowledge receipt of alla pplications;however,finalists will be notified to set up the interview. Our recipient’s application, in addition to the committee’s recommendation, may be submitted to the TCIScholarship 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 third week of July 2016.

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” preferably 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. One must be completed by an educator such as a teacher, counselor, or coach. One must be completed by another adult, not a relative, in the community ​outside​the school community.

5. All items must be postmarked no later than ​Monday, January 4, 2016. ​Late applications cannot be accepted.

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 wallet­sized photo of yourself. Do not send a photo with your application.

  • If you need further information, you or your school’s scholarship coordinator may contact the Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Mr. Jim Nelson, by e-mail at scholarship@tallclubchicago.org