The Heinz Scholarship was established in 2008 with a grant from the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Endowments and by two St. Paul's School alumni, Christopher Heinz '91 and his wife, Sasha Lewis Heinz '97, to provide opportunities for students from Pennsylvania to attend St. Paul's.

The scholarship provides need-based tuition and fees for three to four years at St. Paul’s School. The School will give preference to families for whom financial considerations are critical factors in making educational decisions.

The Heinz scholarship will provide partial or full payment of tuition and fees, based on a student’s financial needs. Every year the School conducts an annual review of each Scholar's academic performance and achievement records. Although it is the School's intention to renew the Scholarship each year, an award may be withdrawn if a recipient does not satisfy the School's academic and other requirements.

The Heinz Scholarship will be awarded to selected students who live in one of seven counties in western Pennsylvania (Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, Westmoreland, and Greene). If no student from one of those counties is enrolled at St. Paul's School in a given year, the scholarship may be awarded to a student from another region of Pennsylvania.

All applicants from the eligible counties of Pennsylvania will be considered for the Heinz Scholarship. There is no separate application process. In selecting recipients, personal characteristics such as maturity, independence, and self-reliance are important. Candidates should show patience and grace under pressure, as well as evidence of compassion, honesty, and trust. The candidate must be a good friend to others and open to new ideas, new points of view, and new challenges.

Finalists for the Heinz Scholarship must apply for financial aid. Recipients will be selected by the St. Paul's School Admission Office; they will be notified on March 10.


Neel ’19
“What I found most valuable at SPS my first year was the close network of friends you make within your dorm. Your dorm mates are the ones you become closest to, and they are always willing to extend a helping hand.”


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    Christopher "Chris" Smith 

    Associate Dean of Admission
    (603) 229-4705