General Excellence Scholarships

General excellence scholarships are available to boys who show outstanding ability across several areas.

General Excellence Scholarships

Newington College offers several scholarships to boys who demonstrate general excellence across their studies, involvement in community and co-curricular activities, character and leadership. Applicants should follow the usual application process.

 When to apply for general excellence bursaries scholarships

Applications for Halse Rogers, F Stretton Jeffs (ON 1933), Jim Millner (ON 1937) and Mulford scholarships for 2022 will open in November 2020.

The Moffitt Family Scholarship will next be available in 2023. Applications will open in late 2021. 

Note: Applicants for scholarships will be subject to a financial means test.

The Halse Rogers Scholarship

The Halse Rogers Scholarship or for general excellence provides an opportunity for boys with a balanced range of achievements to benefit from the opportunities presented at Newington College. It is named after Sir Percival Halse Rogers, the 1900 Dux of Newington College and Newington’s first Rhodes Scholar. 

Who is eligible? 

The Halse Rogers Scholarship is available to boys in Year 7, Year 9 and Year 11 who demonstrate commitment to the five Pillars of Distinction that set the focus for Newington College: 

  • Learning 
  • Well-being, Character and Service 
  • Spirituality, Values and Ethics 
  • Co-curricular Engagement 
  • Community in Partnership 

Current Newington boys entering Years 7, 9 and 11 in 2020 are eligible to apply. 

What does the Halse Rogers Scholarship cover? 

The Halse Rogers Scholarship covers full or part tuition fees. 

How to apply 

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

Click here to learn more about the application process

How are the recipients of the Halse Rogers Scholarship decided? 

In assessing each application, weight is given to the range of a boy’s achievements, with particular reference to: 

  • Strong academic merit- Boys applying will have strong reports and references from their school. All applicants are required to sit the Newington scholarship examination. A demonstrated record of good academic progress, effort and potential will be required. 
  • Character and leadership attributes - Boys will demonstrate ability to lead and a ready willingness to participate in a variety of educational and College-related activities. 
  • Strength in co-curricular activities - Boys will demonstrate their participation and achievement in one or more of the following College activities; drama, visual or performing arts or sport.

More information about the Halse Rogers Scholarship 

The F Stretton Jeffs (ON 1933) Scholarship

The F. Stretton Jeffs (ON 1933) Scholarship is named in honour of F. Stretton Jeffs, the son of a Baptist minister who was fortunate to be offered a Newington scholarship for his final two years of study during the Great Depression. 

Who is eligible? 

The F. Stretton Jeffs (ON 1933) Scholarship is available to boys entering Year 11 who would not otherwise have the opportunity of a Newington education. Current students are not eligible. 

What does the F Stretton Jeffs (ON 1933) Bursary cover? 

The F. Stretton Jeffs (ON 1933) Scholarship covers 100 per cent of tuition fees for two years for a boy entering Year 11. 

Uniform, textbooks, co-curricular, excursion and other ancillary costs are not covered. 

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

How to apply

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

Click here to learn more about the application process

How are the recipients of the F Stretton Jeffs (ON 1933) Scholarship decided? 

In assessing each application, weight is given to the range of a boy’s achievements, with particular reference to: 

  • Strong academic merit - Boys applying will have strong reports and references from their school.  All applicants are required to sit the Newington scholarships examination.  A demonstrated record of good academic progress, effort and potential will be required. 
  • Character and leadership attributes - Boys will demonstrate an ability to lead and a ready willingness to participate in a variety of educational and College-related activities. 
  • Strength in co-curricular activities - Boys will demonstrate their participation and achievement in one or more of the following College activities; drama, visual or performing arts, sporting or outdoor pursuits. 

The Jim Millner (ON 1937) Scholarship

Jim Millner was a student at Newington College from 1933-1937. The Jim Millner (ON 1937) Scholarship has been fully funded by a generous donation from Mrs Jean Millner in honour of her late husband. Mrs Millner was a valued and honoured member of the MOONs (Mothers of Old Newingtonians).  

Who is eligible? 

The Jim Millner (ON 1937) Scholarship is available to boys entering Year 7.  

What does the Jim Millner (ON 1937) Scholarship cover? 

The Jim Millner (ON 1937) Scholarship covers 100 per cent of tuition, as well as related costs. 

How to apply 

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

Click here to learn more about the application process

How are the recipients of the Jim Millner (ON 1937) Scholarship decided? 

In assessing each application, weight is given to the range of a boy’s achievements, with particular reference to: 

  • Strong academic merit - Boys applying will have strong reports and references from their school.  All applicants are required to sit the Newington scholarship examination.  A demonstrated record of good academic progress, effort and potential will be required. 
  • Character and leadership attributes - Boys will demonstrate ability to lead and a ready willingness to participate in a variety of educational and College-related activities. 
  • Strength in co-curricular activities - Boys will demonstrate their participation and achievement in one or more of the following College activities; drama, visual or performing arts or sport 

More information about the Jim Millner (ON 1937) Scholarship

The Moffitt Family Scholarship

Phillip Moffitt (ON 1982) is the Chairman of the Newington College Foundation. The Moffitt Family Scholarship is named in honour of his family’s contribution to the College. It was first awarded in 2017. 

 Who is eligible? 

The Moffitt Family Scholarship is available to a boy entering Year 7.  

What does the Moffitt Family Bursary cover? 

The Moffitt Family Scholarship covers 100 per cent of tuition fees. 

How to apply 

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

Click here to learn more about the application process

How are the recipients of the Moffitt Family Scholarship decided? 

In assessing each application, weight is given to the range of a boy’s achievements, with particular reference to: 

  • Strong academic merit – Boys applying will have strong reports and references from their school.  All applicants are required to sit the Newington scholarship examination.  A demonstrated record of good academic progress, effort and potential will be required. 
  • Character and leadership attributes – Boys will demonstrate ability to lead and a ready willingness to participate in a variety of educational and College-related activities. 
  • Strength in co-curricular activities - Boys will demonstrate their participation and achievement in one or more of the following College activities; drama, visual or performing arts or sport.

The Mulford Scholarship

Dr David Mulford retired in 2018 after leading Newington College for 10 of its most successful years. The scholarship named in his honour will foster even greater diversity at Newington College. 

Who is eligible? 

The Mulford Scholarship is available to boys of promise entering Year 7 who would not otherwise have the opportunity of a Newington education. The scholarship has a broad focus. 

What does the Mulford Bursary cover? 

The Mulford Scholarship will take into account the needs of individual recipients. 

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

How to apply 

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

Click here to learn more about the application process

How are the recipients of the Mulford Scholarship decided? 

In assessing each application, weight is given to character and attitude. The recipient of the Mulford Scholarship will: 

  1. Have outstanding citizenship and character traits; 
  2. Have leadership potential; 
  3. Be a positive influence on others; 
  4. Be willing to be an excellent contributor;  
  5. Display an attitude that reflects effort and determination, and 
  6. Benefit from a Newington education and enhance the Newington ethos. 

More information about the Mulford Scholarship

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 an Academic 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 students are eligible to apply for some, but not all, general excellence achievement scholarships. Please check the details of each scholarship before applying. 

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