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Scholarships for Short People

You might qualify for a scholarship for being short.

One scholarship below is just for short people. The other is available to all. Make sure to read the eligibility requirements of each award to ensure you’re eligible to apply.

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2 scholarships for short people

Below is one scholarship available to all pursuing a college degree, and the other is just for short people.

ScholarshipOnly for short people?Value
Appily Easy Money Scholarship$1,000
Little People of America Scholarship$250 – $1,000

Appily Easy Money Scholarship

  • Value: $1,000
  • Essay: None
  • Deadline: June 30

The Appily scholarship is available to all students pursuing a college degree. This scholarship is not exclusive to short people. Appily has no minimum GPA requirement and requires no essay to apply. The scholarship is a monthly award.

You must be enrolled in high school or college, or plan to enroll in the next 12 months. You must create an Appily account to apply.

Little People of America Scholarship

  • Value: $250 – $1,000
  • Essay: Yes
  • Deadline: April 15

Little People of America is a nonprofit organization that provides support and information to short people and their families. Typically, to become a member, you must be no taller than 4’10” in height.

To apply, you must provide personal information, answer two essay questions, and obtain letters of recommendation (one if you’re an undergraduate and two for graduate students). A scholarship committee will review the applications to determine the winners. The organization gives awards to two undergraduate students and one graduate student.

Recap of scholarships for being short

Appily$1,000June 30
Little People of America$250 – $1,000April 15

Next steps

Our expert recommends

Eric Kirste


It’s important to inquire about all available sources of scholarships. First, create a budget so you understand your current financial situation, and create confidence in your next steps. By creating financial awareness of your situation, you can understand your needs and your next steps: 1) Determine your income or what you can earn while in school. 2) List out your fixed expenses. 3) Separately, list out your variable expenses. These are items that can change month to month and can be reduced or eliminated depending on your needs. 4) Make and stick to savings plans. 5) Track your spending. Also, look into available resources for soon-to-be or current college students for financial aid and planning: 1) Financial aid office, 2) Budgeting apps, 3) Student loan resources, and 4) Financial and banking institutions.

The Little People of America scholarship is the only short-person scholarship we could find. If you want to find additional opportunities available to you, check out our guide below: