Too Tall or Too Short

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Are there height based scholarships?

Too Tall or Too Short

The average height in the United States for a male is 5'9" and for a female it ranges from 5'3'' to 5'5''. For those that fall far short or far exceed that average, there are scholarships available.

Tall Clubs International offers scholarships for women who are at least 5'10'' and men who are at least 6'2''. The Billy Barty Foundation offers scholarships to "students of short stature" and the Little People of America Scholarship provides scholarships to members and their families (to join, a person must be 4'10'' or shorter).



6/29/2006 4:16:10 PM
Ashley Albright said:

I'm glad that I can get a scholarship for being a girl and being 6ft but it's great to know that you can get one too if you're super short. It's always great to further your education no matter what height!

7/27/2006 11:11:22 AM
Amy Guest said:

Can people be less than an inch above 4'10'' when it comes to the Little People of America Scholarship?

7/27/2006 1:06:36 PM
Sarah said:

Hi! My entire life I have been the tallest girl in my class. After hearing about the scholarship available for tall people, I researched the TCI and found, like you said, that the minimum requirement for women is 5'10". Now, I'm tall but my height is not 5'10" (I'm 5'7.5"). So I was wondering if there was something out there for me, where I could use my height to my advantage. Thanks for your time!


9/19/2006 11:03:53 AM
carrie duquette said:

I am 5'7", would i be qualified as too tall?

10/6/2006 4:31:12 AM
Veronica Czikora said:

I'm only 4'11'' and it's great to know that after all of those years hating being short it's finally going to come in handy!

10/20/2006 4:59:42 PM
bianca jean said:

This is great because i can finally find a scholarship for being a tall black female!

11/6/2006 3:38:09 PM
Brema Beltinor said:

I've always been picked on, because I was shorter than the other kids in school. I've even felt bad about it, but I'm glad that I have the chance to make all them feel worse than they've made me feel; by getting a scholarship for being too short!

1/17/2007 2:30:41 PM
Desireee said:

I'm soo happy that there is a scholarship for us short people!!!

3/10/2007 2:45:43 PM
jo-jo said:

I am 5'2 so it ;s not fair I canot participate for just being some inches taller...But im still short dont you think!!!

4/25/2007 7:08:16 PM
kara said:

im 4'10" and im guessing that counts as short, right?

5/4/2007 4:36:11 PM
jascyln fernandez said:

do you have to have a form of dwarfism to aply for this

5/22/2007 5:50:59 PM
Omar said:

Im at least 6:2 and have no idea how I'm going to make it to college. But college is something that I need to do. And if there was any why I could make it because of my height that would be awesome!!!!

9/2/2007 5:36:00 PM
Yeimis said:

Hi Im 4'10.5 and i was wondering if i would qualify for being short?

10/20/2007 5:11:48 PM
Bri said:

I wish I could qualify, I'm 4'11" and being short hasn't benifitted me at all

12/7/2007 5:53:37 PM
Tonia said:


12/17/2007 1:31:12 PM
Maria Martinez said:

Thank the lord for people that have short scholarships.

12/17/2007 1:31:22 PM
Maria Martinez said:

Thank the lord for people that have short scholarships.

12/18/2007 12:46:37 PM
Malerie Holley said:

I could really use the scholarship's financial aid.

1/20/2008 9:10:19 PM
Katelyn said:

I'm 1/2 an inch too short. This is the only time in my life i wish i could be

1/25/2008 7:00:32 AM
derick phillips said:

i'am 16 and 6'5 some say i'am to tall but i say their to short an just have 2 grow

1/26/2008 3:59:20 PM
Raevyn Heneghen said:

My whole family is extremely tall, and my whole life my identity has been intertwined with my height. I was always teased, lovingly of course, by my family. But I soon realized that it was getting to me. I am so very excited to hear that there is something out there that celebrates my tiny stature, and something that celebrates that of a larger scale, too.

11/25/2008 8:26:14 PM
Ariana said:

A scholarship for being short. How cool is that? I knew being short would come in handy one day!!1

12/16/2008 4:42:35 PM
andrea said:

im 4'11 and im 19 and i get picked on by my friends all the time but its great that there scholarships for short people and by the way i LOVE being short:)

12/22/2008 9:08:16 PM
BEE_AN_KAH said:

how do i apply for these scholarships?

12/30/2008 9:16:43 AM
Bethany said:

I'm 4"11 but I don't know where exactly to go for the scholarship. I'm not short enough for little people of America but im just one inch taller then the requrirement for them. Where should I be doing to get a scholarship

1/16/2009 11:44:03 AM
miranda said:

im glad that there is scholarships for shorter people like me but im 4' 10 3/4". is there anything for someone that is just over that height requirement?

1/21/2009 10:09:44 AM
Jacob Vaughan said:

Being 6'7'' would more than qualify me for this scholership, but there are no sponsers in the state of Kentucky or Tennessee. Can I find a sponser from a diffrent state to sponser me?

1/26/2009 2:26:14 PM
Ja'Nisa said:

I'm 4'8'' & shocked to see that there is a scholarship for me...I've spent hours & years trying to find a scholarship for meeee!!!!!

2/4/2009 5:46:26 PM
Katie said:

Thats awesome because I am short and I even get money for it! How cool is that?!

2/4/2009 5:46:49 PM
Katie said:

Thats awesome because I am short and I even get money for it! How cool is that?!

2/5/2009 2:52:04 PM
Samantha clebock said:

im 4'9 but i have no medical condition so do i still qualify for this scholarship?

2/9/2009 8:05:18 PM
Ashlee King said:

I think this is very cool! I've been rattling my braing trying to find a way to pay for my upcoming freshman year in college, and now I know that something as simple as my height can help.

2/18/2009 3:23:13 PM
Toni said:

im 4'll....does that mean im to tall to for the scholarship?

2/27/2009 1:32:49 PM
Makala said:

I am 18 years old and I am 4 foot 9, I never thought anything good could come of being this SHORT! But Wow! I can actually get a Scholarship! =]

3/4/2009 8:18:46 AM
Taylor said:

I am a 4'10 senior and my classmates tease me alot.

3/29/2009 8:04:06 PM

iM EXACtlY 4'10 & Will GRADUAtE iN MAY .. THANk G0D! d0 i QUAliFY?

3/29/2009 10:10:15 PM
Alexus Harkless said:

It finally feels good to be a 6'3 girl and be able to get money for school because of it. I never thought my height would get me this far.

4/10/2009 11:45:58 PM
Amy said:

I am 5'11" I QUALIFYYYY!!! how much is the scholarship for anyway?

5/19/2009 1:50:29 PM
Brittany said:

I'm extatic that there is a scholarship for my stature. This is Freaking Awesome!!!!

6/8/2009 8:49:03 PM
Caroline said:

This seemed exciting at first because I'm 4'll'' and have always been teased and for and hated being short, and figured i always would. Then i checked out the billy barty page and you have to be diagnosed with medical dwarfism to be eligible for the short scholarship. I'm not suffering from any medical condition, i'm just really short, so are there any scholarships for people who are short just because, not from any particular reason?

6/15/2009 3:02:49 PM
Whitney Moragne said:

My whole life I have been the TALL girl. I'm probably around 6'1 now. It's good to know i'm not the only one out there.

8/13/2009 5:33:08 AM
christine said:

what about the people that are 5 1

9/3/2009 2:42:26 PM
Genesis said:

Im glad they made scholarships for short girls like me.I am 4'9..and im getting a scholarship for bieng short

9/5/2009 1:06:05 AM
Daisy said:

Dang, i'm one inch taller than the cut off for short people. Oh well

9/28/2009 10:37:36 PM
kendra said:

i'm 4'10 and 3/4th.. you think if i don't stand up straight i could get the scholarship?? haha

5/24/2011 4:20:59 PM
Tabitha said:

Oh yeah baby I'm 5'11 and half and only 14 !!!!!

6/30/2011 8:33:45 PM
jessica dutse said:

i am 5'3 do i qualify

7/16/2011 3:30:19 PM
Kayla said:

I'm 4' 10 and love it

8/8/2011 1:31:16 PM
chasity sellars said:

I am 5'0 and it okay, I just get irritated when people call me short. I understand I'm short, you don't have to tell me all the time. It's also weird always having to look up at everyone.

8/19/2011 4:41:32 PM
Tanishaa said:

I'm so glad they have a scholarship for short people I'm only 5'1 shortest Senior and out of the whole school.

8/31/2011 5:09:27 PM
Clayton said:

WOOOOOO, Finally there is a scholarship for us short guys!!!

9/29/2011 10:45:55 PM
james said:

its good to know that get money for college for being a 6'5'' guy

9/30/2011 7:17:44 PM
Chelan said:

People have been calling me shorty lately, but now that I know I'm going to be able to get some help with my education, I don't feel so bad. (Looking up comebacks also helps too, my all time favorite, I'm not short, I'm fun sized!!!)

10/24/2011 11:44:36 PM
alexis said:

im 5'5 :)

11/15/2011 3:30:38 AM
mary said:

I'm 4'7 and i wanna try to get the schloarship!

11/19/2011 8:52:19 AM
Sandra said:

I'm 5'2, would that count as too short? If it does, sign me up right now!

12/6/2011 5:42:39 PM
Bria Reynolds said:

Hello, Im 4'11 and i was wondering is it possible that I've qualified for this scholarship?

12/7/2011 10:29:40 AM
Brittany said:

I am very upset bc i am 4'11 and i am the shortest person i know and i cant get this...

1/1/2012 4:57:51 PM
Darkas said:

I am 15 and 5'8". Hopefully, I can get the scholarship. Fyi: This measurement is without shoes. Would they make me take off my shoes?

1/4/2012 3:08:05 PM
Leslie said:

ive been 5'1 for forever i am not going to grow anymore lol i hope i could get a scholarship for it

1/4/2012 7:54:01 PM
Rachel said:

I love this!!! Ive always been short and my friends make fun of me for it bur wait If your 4' 11 does that count?

1/20/2012 10:08:34 PM
Lauren Buziak said:

I'm 5 foot 11 & 3/4"..

2/1/2012 7:29:31 PM
ayana lewis said:

i am 4'9 and i would i love to get a scholarship..

2/7/2012 9:38:06 PM
Mary Chacon said:

i have always been the short girl in my group and everybody would always say something and when i first hear about this... it was because my tall friends were like oh im goin to apply for this scholarship and the first thing that came to my mind was well i know there has to be a short one :)... i mean come on im 4'8 haha

2/9/2012 11:58:08 AM
Andy Shaw said:

I am 5'2, so I don't think I would qualify... I wish, because I need the money... =(

2/10/2012 9:41:33 AM
Carla Spidell said:

How Do You Apply For This Scholarship?

1/26/2015 6:39:26 PM
leslie said:

I am 4'9 and How can I apply for this!?!


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