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Some of the STG awards are created to honor a person or organization. Established and funded by individuals, companies, civic groups and foundations, these awards, like all STG awards, benefit Staples High School graduates with demonstrated financial need.

HONOR

By providing tuition assistance to Staples High School seniors and graduates with demonstrated financial need, these awards help students close the gap between what their family can afford and the expected cost of tuition at the student’s chosen college or vocational school.

RESPECT

Some of these STG Named Awards have been awarded annually for over 50 years. They are the foundation of the Staples Tuition Grants and have helped a remarkable group of young adults go on to become productive contributors to Wesport’s community and beyond. These ‘Named’ Awards recognize beloved members of the Town of Westport.

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Patricia Weber Baxter Pelton Award

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Patricia Weber Baxter Pelton Award

Patricia (Patsy) Weber Baxter Pelton grew up in Westport, CT and was a 1950 graduate of Staples High School. She raised her family in Westport and lived here until 1995. Patsy loved the arts, and lived a life filled with optimism and creativity. She attended Rhode Island School of Design and graduated from Parsons School of Design. She had a successful career as a fashion designer and then went on to pursue her artistic talents in painting and jewelry design, creating until the final days of her long life. Patsy loved nothing more than to talk with young people and hear about how they were pursuing their dreams.

Arthur and Anne Pollak Memorial Scholarship Fund Award

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Arthur and Anne Pollak Memorial Scholarship Fund Award

Anne Pollak gave her first cello solo recital at age 11 and went on to graduate from Juilliard and to perform with The New York Philharmonic. Arthur Pollak was an Austrian immigrant who received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Columbia. He held over 20 patents. Anne and Arthur moved to Westport in the early 1950s and lived here for the remainder of their lives. They both loved music, especially opera. Anne also played a harpsichord which Arthur handcrafted for her. They never had children of their own but were very close to their niece and nephew.