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