Staples Tuition Grants: It’s A Family Affair

This month, parents in the Westport school district may notice a story from Staples Tuition Grants in their weekly PTA newsletter.

Since 1943, STG has provided college scholarship help to students with financial need. Last year, 113 June graduates and alumni already in college received grants totaling $304,000.

“Your donation opens a whole new door to my future,” is one quote in the newsletter.

Another — the child of a single parent — writes: “My mom does everything in her power to provide for my sister and me. She never had the opportunity to go to college, so this chance to attend a 4-year university is a wish I have always wanted for both of us.”

A third STG awardee notes that at her college, very few students have the ongoing support of their home communities.

These newsletter items run in conjunction with Staples Tuition Grants’ drive to help fund the Westport Families Scholarship Award.

Many STG grants are named for individuals. This one is funded by all 8 Westport schools’ PTAs.

But any family can help too (hence the “Families Scholarship” name).

Some of the awardees at a Staples Tuition Grants ceremony.

Despite Westport’s demographics, plenty of students here need aid to afford college. For over 75 years, Staples Tuition Grants has provided that help.

They’re a low-key organization. But they make differences in countless lives. You can help. Respond to your PTA newsletter. Or (even easier) click here. Checks can be sent to Staples Tuition Grants, PO Box 5159, Westport, CT 06881.

One response to “Staples Tuition Grants: It’s A Family Affair

  1. Jessica Branson

    Wonderful organization that very few know about- thank you for sharing the good word, Dan. Its awesome to see these kids realize their dreams thanks to so many generous donors!