Indigenous Bursaries

Indigenous bursaries are available to young men from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

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The Chris Wild (ON 1991) Indigenous Bursary

The Chris Wild (ON 1991) Indigenous Bursary 

Chris Wild was a teacher by profession and enjoyed working with Indigenous children in his spare time. To honour his life and his passion for Indigenous education, the Wild family, their friends and a number of generous Old Boys established the Chris Wild (ON 1991) Indigenous Bursary in his memory. 

A Chris Wild (ON 1991) Indigenous Bursary is awarded every year. 

Who is eligible? 

The Chris Wild (ON 1991) Indigenous Bursary is available to worthy and deserving young men from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island background who are entering Year 7. 

This bursary is subject to a means test. 

When to apply 

Applications for the Chris Wild (ON 1991) Indigenous Bursary for 2021 open on Thursday 31 October 2019 and close on Thursday 6 February 2020.

What does the Chris Wild (ON 1991) Indigenous Bursary cover? 

The Chris Wild (ON 1991) Bursary covers: 

  • All normal tuition at Newington College from the point of entry until Year 12 has been completed; 
  • Charges associated with compulsory College excursions and tours; 
  • Higher School Certificate or International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme charges, and 
  • The cost of textbooks and uniforms. 

How to apply 

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

Click here to learn more about the application process 

How are the recipients of the Chris Wild (ON 1991) Bursary decided? 

The Chris Wild (ON 1991) Bursary is awarded based on: 

  • Demonstrated performance in the Newington bursary and 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, the Deputy Head of Stanmore (Academic) and the Deputy Head of Stanmore (Students).

More information about the Chris Wild (ON 1991) Bursary 

Contact us 

Indigenous Flag and Chapel

Other indigenous bursaries

Other indigenous bursaries

A range of other bursaries are available to boys from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds entering any year at Newington College. Please contact the Admissions Department for more information.

Mrs Yvonne Kaloterakis (Director of Admissions)
(02) 9568 9337