Newark Scholars Program

Since its founding in 1774, Newark Academy has provided students from many different neighborhoods and communities a welcoming atmosphere to gather, to grow, to learn. For most of our history, students from the City of Newark filled the halls of the Academy’s three campuses in Newark. When Newark Academy’s Board of Trustees made the decision to relocate the Academy to Livingston in 1964, there remained a shared sense of commitment to the City of Newark that went well beyond the name of the school.
Today, NA remains proud of its heritage and seeks to provide students from our namesake city with the very best independent school education. Assisted by the generosity of a loyal alumnus, NA proudly established the Newark Scholars Program to provide full scholarships to students from Newark. NA is “reimaging rigor” to sustain its high academic standards in a supportive and joyful learning environment. In the fall of 2012, Newark Academy welcomed the program's first six Newark Scholars.
What does the Newark Scholars Program Scholarship provide?
The Newark Scholars Program covers the annual cost of tuition, fees, books, transportation, student life experiences, required athletic apparel, field trips, Immersion, lessons, and Newark Academy Summer Session courses. 
Who is eligible to be considered for the Newark Scholars Program?
  • Students must live in or attend school in the City of Newark
  • Students must be admitted to Newark Academy, apply and qualify for need-based financial aid 
  • Applicants must be applying for admission to the 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grades

Yusuf Jackson '18, Newark Scholar

“Newark Academy is a caring family, which isn’t something you can say about most schools. Everyone here is rooting for you and wants you to achieve your goals. Because of the Newark Scholars Program, I was able to grow into the man I am today and expand my mind further than I ever thought possible.” 

How do I apply for the Newark Scholars Program?

    • Submit the Newark Academy Online Admission Form* by December 14, 2020
    • Request and submit official transcripts for school years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 by December 14, 2020
    • Complete and submit the Supplemental Application Materials (Teacher Recommendations, Testing, Current Year Grades, Applicant Interview) by January 25, 2021
  1. Submit the Financial Aid application by January 15, 2021
  2. Complete the Newark Scholars Program addendum* by January 25, 2021
  3. Submit 2020 tax documents by February 11, 2021
*If a paper form is preferred, please contact our office at

Once all applications have been reviewed, finalists will be contacted to set up an appropriate time to interview for the Newark Scholars Program. This interview is separate from the admission interview to the Academy and will not take place at the same time.

Designated Scholarships

Newark Academy offers a number of Designated Scholarships funded by foundations, corporations and individual donations. Designated Scholarships extend the reach of the Academy’s own financial aid budget, enabling the Academy to attract young people who have outstanding academic and leadership potential and significant need for financial assistance. Scholarship recipients are selected jointly by the admission and financial aid committees. Recipients must demonstrate financial need by completing the financial aid process.

Newark Scholars

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  • Newark Scholar Yusuf Jackson ’18 Graduated NA

    Newark Scholar Yusuf Jackson '18 graduated NA on June 10, 2018, and will enter the New Jersey Institute of Technology in the fall where he will continue to pursue his passion for engineering - while staying connected to his hometown. 
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