Timari Rivera Scholarship Fund

Timari Rivera, known as "The Gentle Giant," was a dedicated and passionate member of the Staples Basketball program. He was a big man with an even bigger heart, happier cheering on his teammates than celebrating his own personal success. Timari tragically lost his life on January 4, 2021 to a medical condition, just days before his Varsity basketball season was set to begin. 

As a way to honor Timari, Staples Boys Basketball has partnered with Staples Tuition Grants to establish the Timari R. Rivera Memorial Scholarship Fund which provides college grants to those in need. 



About Staples Tuition Grants:

Staples Tuition Grants (STG) was founded in 1943 by a group of Westporters who believed that any Staples High School graduate who worked hard enough to get into college should be able to attend, regardless of ability to pay.  STG has helped thousands of Staples High School graduates achieve their dreams by providing needs-based grants for undergraduate colleges and vocational school tuition. Our mission is to support the goals and aspirations of hundreds of Westport Staples High school graduates and their families each year by helping them close the gap between what they can afford and the ever increasing costs of tuition, room and board at institutions of higher learning. All of STG's recipients complete a FAFSA, which is used throughout the higher education community for financial aid. Though the generosity of our community of donors, STG aims to cover more of this ever-growing need to more students every year.

Donate to the Timari R. Rivera Memorial Scholarship Fund