Boarding Scholarships

Newington College opened in 1863 as a boarding school and has maintained a boarding facility since moving to Stanmore in 1880. The Edmund Webb Boarding House accommodates up to 58 students from Years 9-12. A range of scholarships are on offer to boys who wish to board at Newington College.

Rural and regional scholarships

Who is eligible? 

Rural and regional scholarships are available to boys in Year 9 and Year 10. Students must be Australian residents, live in a rural or regional area (currently defined as 100km or more beyond the Sydney metropolitan region), and board at Newington College until the completion of Year 12.  

When to apply 

Applications for rural and regional scholarships for 2021 open on Thursday 31 October 2019 and close on Thursday 6 February 2020.

What do rural and regional scholarships cover? 

Students who are Australian residents and live in a rural or regional area may have some boarding fees waived if they are ongoing boarders at Newington. The provisions are as follows: 

  • If a boy commences in Year 9 in the boarding house, and resides there for four consecutive years, the College will waive payment of his Year 9 and Year 12 boarding fee. Hence a four-year boarding commitment equates to two years of no boarding fees. 
  • If a boy commences in Year 10 in the boarding house and resides there for three consecutive years, then the College will waive payment of his Year 10 boarding fee. Hence a three-year boarding commitment equates to one year of no boarding fees. 

How to apply

All boys applying for scholarships must sit the Newington College scholarships examination.  

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How are the recipients of rural and regional boarding scholarships decided? 

Boys must meet the eligibility criteria and remain as boarders at Newington College until the completion of Year 12. 

Boarding scholarships are awarded on the basis of: 

  • Demonstrated performance in the Newington scholarship examination; 
  • Excellence shown in supporting documentation (school reports, external competition reports, NAPLAN results); 
  • Other qualities that will support a boy to contribute positively to the life of the College; 

and then 

  • An interview with the Deputy Headmaster and the Deputy Head of Stanmore (Students). 

Eileen M Johnson Scholarship

The Eileen M Johnson Scholarship was established by a regional Old Boy in memory of his mother. She was the one who insisted her son attend Newington after seeing first-hand the leadership and accomplishments of Old Newingtonians in their home area. 

Who is eligible? 

The Eileen M Johnson Scholarship is available to a regional student entering the school as a boarder at any level from Years 9-12. 

When to apply 

Applications for the Eileen M Johnson Scholarship for 2021 open on Thursday 31 October 2019 and close on Thursday 6 February 2020.

What does the Eileen M Johnson Scholarship cover? 

The Eileen M Johnson Scholarship covers 100 per cent of full boarding fees for a regional student entering the school as a boarder. Tuition fees are still payable. 

The Eileen M Johnson Boarding Scholarship extends to every year of the recipient’s secondary education, subject to the boy achieving satisfactory standards and acceptable outcomes during each year the scholarship is awarded. 

The scholarship is subject to means testing. 

How to apply

All boys applying for scholarships must sit the Newington College scholarships examination.  

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How are recipients of the Eileen M Johnson Scholarship decided? 

The Eileen M Johnson Scholarship is awarded on the basis of: 

  • Demonstrated performance in the Newington scholarship examination; 
  • Excellence shown in supporting documentation (school reports, external competition reports, NAPLAN results); 
  • Other qualities that will support a boy to contribute positively to the life of the College; 

and then 

  • An interview with the Deputy Headmaster and the Deputy Head of Stanmore (Students).  

More information about the Eileen M Johnson Scholarship

Rev James Phillips Scholarship

The Rev James Phillips Boarding Scholarship is named after the Reverend James Phillips following a bequest by his son, Arthur. Arthur Phillips graduated from Newington in 1887, was President of the Old Newingtonians Union in 1910 and later a member of the College Council.  

Who is eligible? 

The Rev James Phillips Scholarships is available to a student entering Newington as a boarder at any level from Years 9-12 who is the son of a minister of religion.  

When to apply 

Applications for the Rev James Phillips Scholarship for 2021 open on Thursday 31 October 2019 and close on Thursday 6 February 2020.

What does the Rev James Phillips Scholarship cover? 

The Rev James Phillips Scholarship covers 100 per cent of full boarding fees for a student entering Newington College as a boarder at any level across Years 9 to 12. Tuition fees are still payable. 

The scholarship is subject to means testing. 

How to apply  

All boys applying for scholarships must sit the Newington College scholarships examination.  

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How are recipients of the Rev James Phillips Scholarship decided? 

The Rev James Phillips Scholarship is awarded on the basis of: 

  • Demonstrated performance in the Newington scholarship examination; 
  • Excellence shown in supporting documentation (school reports, external competition reports, NAPLAN results); 
  • Other qualities that will support a boy to contribute positively to the life of the College; 

and then 

  • An interview with the Deputy Headmaster and the Deputy Head of Stanmore (Students). 

More information about the Rev James Phillips Bursary 

Additional information

Applicants entering Year 11 

There are two academic pathways available at Newington for the Year 11 Academic Scholarship recipients: 

  • The NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) 
  • The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) 

All boys who are shortlisted for boarding scholarship will be invited for an interview to explore their own academic interests, their approach to learning and how they will contribute to the strong learning environment at Newington. 

Current students 

Current Newington boys entering Years 9-12 in 2019 may apply for boarding scholarships. Consideration will be given to current students who live in the greater Sydney region.  

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