Being a tall woman does have its perks. Besides modeling and sports advantages, there are organizations that reward women with scholarships just for being tall. If you are in the market for college money, you may want to read further.
Tall Clubs International (TCI) offers scholarships of $1000 each to those meeting a certain criteria. Since it is based on a certain height, the competition is usually reduced considerably. Moreover, many tall girls are not familiar with the existence of these scholarships. The Kae Sumner Einfeldt Scholarships are offered to women who are at least 5’10” in height, are under 21 years of age, and planning to attend their first year of college in the fall.
Those interested in Tall Clubs International Scholarship Award applications please continue reading:
- You must locate and contact a club member of the TCI nearest you for sponsorship.
- There is a map link on their website where you can click on your state and find out what TCI Clubs are close to you.
- Send an email to the listed address requesting information about their student scholarship program.
- While the club member you contact may not have an active campaign for student scholarship, it is possible for you to simply be appointed as their candidate. It is certainly worth a try.
Sacramento Tall Club (STC) — (Sharon Heater Memorial Scholarship) awards scholarships every year to talented and qualified high school seniors meeting STC’s height requirement of at least 5’10” for women. This award is dedicated to Sharon Heater, a former member who has supported the many young and talented scholars, as well as their merits and, of course, for being tall. The application requires the student to write an essay titled “What being tall means to me.” On STC’s website you can view current and past winners’ photos, as wells as copies of their respective essays.
The application deadline for the Sacramento Tall Club’s 2012 scholarship was on March 1, 2012. For the 2013 scholarship application process, information will be available in August 2012. Further information can be found on Sacramento Tall Club’s website.
- To achieve the best chance of winning one of these scholarships, follow these guidelines:
- Good grades are very important. Usually, a competitive grade point average is 3.0.
- Extra curricular activities matter. Involvement in sports is a positive asset. Volunteer in your community.
- Write a good essay.