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. 

General Excellence Scholarships

Applications for 2024 Scholarships are now open

External candidates who are not current students at the College must apply here.

Internal candidates who are current students at the College must apply here.

All boys applying for a Newington College scholarship must sit the scholarship test. The test is administered by Academic Assessment Services. Applicants for scholarships will be subject to a financial means test.

More information about the application process can be found here.

Applications for 2024 scholarships will close on Friday 3 February.

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
  • Wellbeing, Character and Service
  • Spirituality, Values and Ethics
  • Co-curricular Engagement
  • Community in Partnership

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

What does the Halse Rogers Scholarship cover?

The Halse Rogers Scholarship covers full or part tuition fees.

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.

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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) Scholarship 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.

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 King Family Scholarship

The King Family Scholarship

The King Family Scholarship (Tony King ON 1982) was offered for the first time in 2023 to support a student entering Year 7 or Year 9. It aims to recognise and inspire excellence in creative endeavours. This includes, but is not limited to, visual arts, music, design and technology and computing. The recipient must also demonstrate outstanding academic effort and integrity.

Who is eligible?

The King Family Scholarship is available to boys entering Year 7 or Year 9.

How are the recipients of the King Family Scholarship  decided?

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

  • creative excellence and potential to contribute – boys applying will be passionate, creatively talented and have great potential to contribute their unique characteristics to the diverse fabric of Newington College
  • strong academic effort and character - 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.
  • igniting co-curricular passion - boys applying will demonstrate their creativity through creative works, portfolios and/or performances to date; achievements, recognition and/or awards received in their chosen field of co-curricular or academic interest and be a leader that will share that passion for the benefit of their peers.

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 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.

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The Moffitt Family 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 Scholarship cover?

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

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

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  Scholarship cover?

The Mulford Scholarship will consider the needs of individual recipients.

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

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:

  • have outstanding citizenship and character traits
  • have leadership potential
  • be a positive influence on others
  • be willing to be an excellent contributor
  • display an attitude that reflects effort and determination
  • benefit from a Newington education and enhance the Newington ethos.

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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.