The Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation is proud to sponsor the following programs
Paul Lewis Innovation Grant
We are excited to announce the Paul Lewis Innovation Grant sponsored by Columbia Credit Union. The Paul Lewis Innovation Grant is a new program launching in 2018. It was created to honor our first board president and long serving member Paul Lewis. The RPSF will grant two $5,000 grants to a school, or school program in the Ridgefield School District. The purpose of the Paul Lewis Innovation Grant is to fuel innovation in the classroom by incorporating new, creative, original, or out-of-the-box programs in schools and classrooms, which the school district is not able to support.
Our RPSF Grants provide funds for Ridgefield School District schools, teachers, and school affiliated clubs and organizations to support classrooms and other programs. Congratulations to our 2017 Grant Recipients!
Classroom Supply Grants
Our Classroom Supply Grants provide each Ridgefield School District teacher with the opportunity to apply for a Foundation grant of up to $100. This annual grant opportunity is made possible by a generous donation by the Laspa Family. Grant funds are to be used for classroom supplies and materials that benefit students in the 2017‐18 school year. Please click the button below to access the application.
Tanner Trosko Music Scholarship
Any child who has musical potential deserves the opportunity to nurture this talent to its full extent. Many children lack the chance to receive music lessons due to financial need. The Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation wants to help alleviate this financial barrier for families and students so they can reach their full musical potential.
Thanks to a generous donation, the RPSF is now proud to offer the Tanner Trosko Music Scholarship. In honor of Tanner's legacy, this need-based scholarship is open to students enrolled in Ridgefield School District (K-12) to cover the cost of individual or group music lessons and instrument rental (if required for lessons) through Ridgefield Community Education or Opus School of Music.
The Foundation has partnered with the Ridgefield High School Alumni to offer scholarships up to $500 to Ridgefield High School students continuing their education beyond high school. Scholarships are available to students who have overcome a challenge during their high school years and have a plan to further their education. Scholarship applications are given to students who are nominated by RHS teachers and counselors. Scholarship awards are announced at the June graduation breakfast.
Congratulations to the Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation/RHS Alumni 2017 scholarship recipients. We had a record number of applicants and awards given including:
- Karas Aichele
- Mason Baker
- Helena Bockstadter
- Billy Griffith
- Silas Griffith
- Caitlin May
- Tamarick Mendoza
- Kevin Miser
- Micah Skov
- Kately Tester