Events & Fundraising
Staples Tuition Grants:
Each year, there are more and more of Westport students who work hard, take out loans, and do all they can to save, but still cannot close the gap on their college, university or trade school tuition bill. This is where the Holiday Scholarship drive for Staples Tuition Grants (STG) comes in – and we need your help. We have created a named award: Westport Families Scholarship Award to support this organization as part of our Westport community.
For almost 75 years, Staples Tuition Grants (STG) has been a Westport community tradition of neighbors helping neighbors, families helping families. STG awards college, university and trade school tuition assistance grants, in amounts up to $6,000 per year, to Staples High School seniors and graduates with demonstrated financial need.Last year, STG awarded $300,000 in grants, each ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, to 115 deserving Staples seniors and alumni in college. All applicants complete a rigorous application process, based on each student’s financial data, including the federal FAFSA form and school-specific tuition costs. The grants are strictly need based.
Please consider becoming a sponsor by contributing to our fundraiser. All donations received by December 17 will be listed on the STG website and Facebook page. Your fully tax-deductible donation could make a meaningful difference to the lives of students in our community. It could also be a great way to give a gift to honor a favorite teacher!!
For more information and for sponsorship levels click HERE. You may make a donation online by clicking here, or you may complete the contribution form and return it to: Lisa Lesher, 46 High Point Rd, Westport, along with your check, payable to SHS PTA.
Book Fair - December 7th, 9am to 9pm
The Orphenians, David Pogue, Wally Lamb, and more!
Hosted by Barnes & Noble, Westport. Benefits Staples Wreckers Mini Grants & Numerous PTA programs. Highlights include: The Orphenians performing at 5:30 pm (please note new time); Westport’s own David Pogue, tech writer and TV personality, will join us at 4 pm for a discussion and to sign his new book of money-saving tips, “Pogue’s Basics - Money”; reading, discussion and book signing with Wally Lamb, best-selling author of “She’s Come Undone” and new novel “I’ll Take You There" at 7:00 pm. Cheesecake Factory pies and cakes ready for holiday ordering, plus an array of holiday gift items for everyone on your list! You may also visit BN.Com/bookfairs to support us online from 12/7/16 to 12/12/16 by entering Book Fair ID #12040465 at checkout. Please see the attached flyer for more information and consider volunteering an hour of your time by clicking here.
Click HERE to view some amazing items that your Staples Student will love to receive this holiday season. Great gift ideas for everyone. You can shop online at SHOPASF.COM or visit ASF on Post Road. Start your shopping now!!
A portion of all proceeds supports the PTA. All ordered items available for pickup at ASF two weeks after order is placed.