C.A.T.S. Tall Club Scholarship Program

Central Arizona Tall Society (CATS) gives a $250.00 scholarship award each year to a local graduating high school senior who meets the height requirements to be a member of our organization.  This scholarship program is in conjunction with the Tall Clubs International (TCI) National program that gives $1,000.00 scholarships via “The Kae Sumner Einfeldt Scholarship Award”.

Tall Club International National Scholarship Program

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CATS use this scholarship program to bring awareness to high school students (and their families) about the tall organization.  The fruits of our efforts have resulted in new members and publicity for us and tall clubs across the country as the students go off to college and careers throughout the nation.

This has been a very rewarding project for the members of our club who have participated in the selection of our local recipient.  Dozens of applications are reviewed and several finalists are selected for personal interviews and to confirm height.  The scholarship committee then decides on a winner who will represent CATS at the national level.  Two of our local winners have been recognized by our national organization, TCI.

Central Arizona Tall Society Scholarships are limited to the Phoenix Metropolitan Area


Each year, notice is sent to all area high schools, informing them of the process for our local scholarship competition. 

Contact our Scholarship Committee for more information

Scholarship Committee e-Mail

The Central Arizona Tall Society has awarded scholarships since 1991 

** Indicates National Scholarship Winner


Year Winner School
2022 Christian LaPenna ** Corona del Sol High School
2021 Annika Buelt Hamilton High School
2020 Jaiden Singh ** Mountain Ridge High School
2019 Karson Knudson  ** Sandra Day O'Connor High School
2018 Joshua Blair  ** Hamilton High School
2017 Aubry Black Skyline High School
2016 Lauren Taylor Higley High School
2015 Chloe G. Rutledge  ** AZ School for the Arts
2014 Brandon Rios Sandra Day O'Connor
2013 Madison Hayes Hamilton
2012 Patience Pearson Skyline
2011 Kristin Linzy Mesquite
2010 Samantha Blau Desert Vista
2009 Syna Daudfar Dobson
2008 Gabby Wieland  ** Chandler
2008 Lauralee Ward Sunnyslope
2007 Skye Wilster Washington
2006 Mindy Ward  ** Sunnyslope
2006 Gregory Nichols Westwood
2005 Anna Fahy  ** Thunderbird
2004 Tim Maas Thunderbird
2003 Carl Britton Mountain View
2002 Anne Strobot Mountain View
2001 Susanne Hinrichs Dobson
2001 Alicia Harden Westview
2000 Courtney Cooper  ** Thunderbird
1999 Seth Hanley  ** Westview
1998 Lauren Dasse North
1997 Erick Bevington Mountain View
1996 Jenny Harding Centennial View
1995 Julie Wold Mountain View
1994 Jared Saylor Buckeye
1993 Ann Frailey Coronado
1992 Daniel Saylor Buckeye
1991 Raylynn Dorny Mesa



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