STG In the News
An Evening of Music and Dance
Join us for an evening of music and dance to celebrate the life of Patricia Baxter on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The event will benefit Staples Tuition Grant's Patricia Baxter Pelton Scholarship.
Dodig Awards the Dodig Award
Former Staples High School Principal John Dodig presented the awards at the 2016 annual Staples Tuition Grants awards ceremony.
Fred Cantor Grants Staples A Special Gift
Since the 1970s, Fred Cantor has taken iconic photographs of Westport scenes. Now he's licensed 5 of them for sale with all profits going to an STG award in honor of Chou Chou Merrill.
Awards Ceremony Speech
Each year at our annual Staples Tuition Grants awards ceremony, a student recipient is invited to speak. This year, Megumi Asada, a rising junior and math major at Williams College spoke and held the audience's rapt attention.
Read Megumi Asada's Speech
Westport News / More than $300K presented at Staples Tuition Grants ceremony
Tracy Boyer will study early education at Southern Connecticut State University next semester, a result of hard work, good grades and support from the Staples Tuition Grants organization, which on Tuesday distributed $320,000 to 113 Staples High School students and alumni.
06880 / Honoring John Dodig: The Best Way Possible
The other day, John Dodig bought a lottery ticket. If he won, he thought to himself, his first act would be donating $20 million to Staples Tuition Grants.
Odds are, he won’t win. But I bet he’s thrilled at this news: The organization is naming an award in his honor. ... READ MORE
06880 / Stop & Shop’s 100 Years = STG’s $1,000
To celebrate their 100th year in business, Stop & Shop asked their 200 store managers to solicit ideas for local worthy organizations.
Managers got feedback from employees. Each store then selected 1 charity or group.
Of the 200 suggestions, 100 were selected. Westport’s Stop & Shop made the cut — and Staples Tuition Grants is now $1,000 richer. ... READ MORE
Also reported in WestportNow, November 17, 2014 ... READ MORE
Inklings / Staples Tuition Grants awards record amount to students and alumni
On Wednesday, June 4, the library buzzed with students, parents, and donors as Staples Tuition Grants (STG) awarded a record $320,000 in grants to 112 Staples students.
The STG program provides tuition assistance to Staples seniors and alumni to allow for the opportunity to continue education after Staples. According to STG, .... READ MORE
06880 / Longtime Westporters Pay Staples Tuition Grants Forward
When Richard Berkowitz served on Staples Tuition Grants’ board in the late 1970s, only a few small grants were awarded to graduating seniors. Board members quietly solicited donations from friends and neighbors. ....
Berkowitz and Fincher’s rewarding experiences serving on the STG board — helping students earn a college education — was noticed by their children.
“That sense of community drew me to the program. I’m following my dad’s lead,” says Dick’s son, Doug Fincher. He — along with Berkowitz’s daughter, Jody Beck — are now STG board members. ... READ MORE
06880 / Malik Brantley: “This Place Has Given Me Everything”
Staples High School graduation is Friday. As they receive their diplomas, 463 seniors will earn well-deserved applause and whistles. None should be cheered louder than Malik Brantley....
And — because he received the Laddie Lawrence Scholarship, Staples Tuition Grants and other awards — he does not have to worry about student loans.... READ MORE
06880 / Staples Grads Share $317,000
With little fanfare — but plenty of emotion — 122 Staples High School seniors and graduates picked up $317,000 in scholarship money Wednesday night.
Woog's World / Westport's own version of 'March Madne$$'
.... A third program providing legs up for young people is Staples Tuition Grants. Now in its eighth decade, STG awards over $300,000 a year in scholarship aid to high school seniors -- and Staples grads already in college.
STG is a low-key organization. Many Westporters have never heard of it. But the thousands it has helped know there is a genuine need for tuition grants -- even in Westport. READ MORE
Tuition Grants updates website
Staples Tuition Grants, a local scholarship foundation, has re-launched its website with a new design that will make it easier for students to apply for aid and for donors to contribute.
A New Website And Logo For An Old Westport Friend
What do you give yourself when you're 70 years old, but feel modern and important and eagerly looking ahead to the next 70 years?
Staples Tuition Grants initiates 70th Year With New Logo
Staples Tuition Grants, the private foundation that funds college scholarships, is marking its 70th year with an updated logo. The unveiling of the new logo coincides with the launch of STG's fundraising drive for the current academic year.
The new design retains the original's tree in full bloom — symbolizing the blossoming of youth through education — but uses a new type style and more condensed shape. The nonprofit's credo is that no Staples High School graduate should be denied a college education because of financial need. READ MORE
Class of ’81 Keeps Giving
The Staples Class of 1981 is having a mini-reunion this year. That’s not news. This is: Last year, at their 30th reunion, classmates’ generosity helped Michelle Muller realize her dream of attending Savannah College of Art and Design. READ MORE
In the 1910s, Phil Schuyler joined the Canadian Royal Air Force. He was an American — a descendant, in fact, of Philip Schuyler, a general in the American Revolution and U.S. senator from New York — but the Canadians accepted 18-year-olds. He became a pilot, and crashed his Curtiss Jenny airplane into Lake Ontario. Schuyler enrolled in Harvard, graduated in 1921, and joined United Press Association — the forerunner of UPI — as a reporter. Working for various New York City dailies, he became friends with E.B. White. READ MORE
Providence-bound Lally overcomes adversity
Trevor Lally has overcome more than his fair share of adversity. One roadblock he faced was being sidelined with a right shoulder injury during his senior year but this tri-captain of the Staples boys swimming team before graduating in June didn't let it deter him and will be swimming for Providence College next year. READ MORE
NYC Marathoner Raises Money in Mother's Honor
Caitlin Frey O'Malley ran the NYC Marathon in her mother’s memory and raised $11,875 (and counting!) for the Staples Tuition Grant Committee. Sharon Frey, a Staples High School Alumna and past Staples Tuition Grant Committee Member valued the opportunity to provide students with scholarships in order to make their college dreams come true. Contributions are still welcome in the memory of Sharon Frey. Please send checks payable to:
Staples Tuition Grants Committee
Ref: The Sharon Frey Memorial Award
Staples High School Tuition Grants Committee, Inc.
P.O. Box 5159
Westport, CT 06881-5159