Bursaries & Scholarships

With a charter and legacy founded in the Methodist tradition, our bursaries and scholarships program is focused on social justice in education.

Encouraging Diversity and Promoting Opportunities

Recipients share their often considerable talents to encourage other boys to be the best they can be.

We provide a range of Scholarship and Bursary options to boys with potential in almost any arena:

  • Academic
  • All-round
  • Music
  • Boarding

In turn we are looking for bursary or scholarship recipients who approach us with:

  • Strong academic ability or potential, with good reports that reflect effort and solid references from their school.
  • Sound character traits and a potential to lead; a ready willingness to participate in a variety of educational and school-related activities.
  • Evidence that he loves active participation and achievement in his co-curricular program e.g. sport, visual arts, drama, music, debating or service learning projects (community service).

2019 Bursary and Scholarship Applications are now closed

Applications for 2020 bursaries and scholarships will open in November 2018. We have a dedicated 'Insite' (Micro-website) where you can find out all about our Bursary and Scholarship Program.

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The Robert Walter Storr Music Scholarship

Students Alvin Song (ON 2015) and Stefanus Tumangger (ON 2015) came to Newington from Indonesia at the start of Year 11 as boarders. Both Alvin (pianist) and Stefanus (vocalist) are passionate musicians who have fully embraced their opportunity to study at the College.


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The Robert Walter Storr Music Scholarship is offered to boys of exceptional musical ability or potential from either Singapore, Malaysia or Indonesia to study at Newington for their final two years of school.

When I first came to Newington, Stefanus and I got along quickly. Because we speak the same language we used to tell each other stories about our childhood. Stefanus is an extraordinarily diligent student who always focuses on his goals.

At the College I am involved in many co-curricular activities including the Big Band, Choir, Chamber Strings Symphony Orchestra and Table Tennis. Music has been my passion since I was a little kid.

I’ve had many teachers who have been instrumental to my success. Mr Oliphant (Former Boarding House Master) is a very dedicated teacher who helped me through my struggles and Mr Scott (Head of Music) has guided me through my music studies. I have always wanted to be a professional musician whether I am a teacher, a composer or a performer.

I am very grateful to get the opportunity to be in one of the best schools in NSW. Not only has Newington given me the best education a student can get, but it has also made me a better man.


Alvin and I have shared the same room in the Boarding House for the past three terms and he has been the best roommate I have ever had. I still remember on our first day of school we argued about who would sleep where. Because Alvin has a vast knowledge of Music Theory, I often ask for his help with any music difficulties that I encounter. Alvin also accompanies me whenever I perform. I am thankful for this because he is a stunning soloist as well as a supportive accompanist.

I’ve had many great memories during my time at Newington. It is amazing that no matter who you are or where you are from you will be respected here.

I am involved in the Choir, Chamber Strings Symphonic Orchestra and Table Tennis. Music is my passion and it has helped me to express my emotions and develop my ability to concentrate and focus.

My teachers at the College have been truly important to me. Without Mr Oliphant, my Boarding experience at the College wouldn’t have been as wonderful. He helped improve my English skills and played Table Tennis with me. Mr Mee has also been a tremendous mentor and has helped change the way I play the violin.

Alvin went on to be selected to perform in ENCORE, the HSC Music Showcase Concert for exemplary works. Alvin performed his Music Extension ensemble piece and the first movement of Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ Piano Trio for the concert.

- Congratulations Alvin!

Foundation and Fundraising

If you are interested in the history of Newington’s Scholarships and Bursaries and the legacy of generous donation that enables this program, visit our Endowment Fund Insite to find out how you can be part of our Giving Program.

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