To provide a quality basketball experience for the players; one that stresses mechanics, good sportsmanship and love of the game.

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 RBA College Scholarships

The Ridgefield Basketball Association is proud to offer two types of college scholarships to graduating RHS Seniors each Spring.  Our RBA Leadership Award is typically given to four graduating RHS Seniors.  The Billy Fuess Memorial Scholarship is a relatively new award that will be granted to one graduating RHS Senior.  Both types of scholarships are one-time awards of $1,000 to each recipient.

Our RBA Scholarship Committee administers both of these college scholarships each year and coordinates our efforts with the RHS Guidance Counseling Center.  Our RBA scholarship recipients will be announced during Senior Awards Night. 


RBA Leadership Award

The Ridgefield Basketball Association is pleased to offer our annual RBA Leadership Award to graduating, college-bound RHS seniors that have demonstrated (a) strong leadership skills, (b) a commitment of support toward and participation in our local basketball community and (c) academic achievement.  

Applications for this year’s annual RBA Leadership scholarship awards are available here at as well as at the RHS Guidance Center.  These one-time scholarships do not take financial need into consideration and all information submitted with your award application will be treated confidentially.  

To download our RBA Leadership Award Application Form,

Completed applications should be submitted directly to Mr. Jim Klosowski at JKLOSOW@GMAIL.COM or to Mr. Klosowski at 28 Barnum Place, Ridgefield, CT 06877.
The deadline for submission is Sunday, May 2nd, 2021


Billy Fuess Memorial Scholarship

The Billy Fuess Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 to honor and celebrate the life of a young man who died all too soon.  On behalf of the Fuess family, the Ridgefield Basketball Association is pleased to offer the Billy Fuess Memorial Scholarship to one graduating RHS senior that has demonstrated leadership of and love for our RBA House basketball league.

The goal of this award is to lend a helping hand to the academic career of an RHS student who shares the same love for recreational sports with friends that Billy demonstrated during his own lifetime:  a long-time RBA House player who always cared about his teammates and thrived on the league's energy; an RBA and soccer referee that always took a moment to mentor young players while making his calls; a student that cherished every opportunity to enjoy all forms of outdoor sports with his buddies; a young man that relished diverse extracurricular activities, particularly when they involved his dog Carly.

Based on the student's leadership of and love for our RBA House basketball league, that graduating RHS senior will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship to assist them in realizing their educational goals.  The hope and vision of the Fuess family is that the recipient of this honor will continually take the message of Billy's passion for recreational sports to heart in their own future endeavors.