Affording Newark Academy

The Newark Scholars Program

The Newark Academy Mission: Newark Academy will contribute to the world engaged individuals instilled with a passion for learning, a standard of excellence, and a generosity of spirit.

Since its founding in 1774, Newark Academy has provided students from across the region with a welcoming atmosphere in which to grow and learn. For most of our history, while NA inhabited our first four campuses in Newark, students from the city filled our halls and classrooms. Even after 1964, when Newark Academy’s Board of Trustees made the decision to relocate the Academy to Livingston, NA has maintained a relationship with Newark that goes well beyond the name of our school.

Today, NA remains proud of its ties to Newark and seeks to provide talented students from our namesake city with the very best independent school education. Thanks to the generosity of a loyal alumnus, NA established the Newark Scholars Program in 2012 to provide full scholarships to up to six students each year who live in or attend school in Newark. 

The Cooperman Family designates one student in the Newark Scholars Program as the recipient of the Cooperman Family Scholarship. The Newark/Cooperman Scholar is awarded to a student that fulfills all the requirements of a Newark Scholar, but also demonstrates a commitment to Community Service. 

List of 4 items.

  • Who can apply for the Newark Scholars Program?

    Students entering grades 6-9 who live in or attend school in the city of Newark.
  • How do you apply for the Newark Scholars Program?

    • Submit the Newark Academy Online Admission Form by December 1, 2023.
      • Select “Yes” to the Newark Scholar’s Question on the OAF.
    • Complete the additional application steps (Steps to Apply) by January 12, 2024.

    All finalists will be contacted directly by a member of the Admissions team to schedule a Newark Scholars Interview.
  • What do you look for in a Newark Scholar?

    • Students who are mission aligned and demonstrate a passion for learning, a standard of excellence, and a generosity of spirit.
    • Students who demonstrate a pride and appreciation for the city of Newark and it's vibrant community.
    • Students who are eager and excited to learn, grow and take on new challenges and experiences at NA.
  • What is included in the Newark Scholars Program?

    • The full cost of tuition and other school related expenses throughout a student's time at Newark Academy. This includes, but is not limited to: required lunch, tech, matriculation, and senior fees, books, MacBook rentals, instrumental rentals, transportation, athletic pre-season trips, Capstone, Immersion, NA's Summer Session, etc.
    • Additional funding that can be used for college visits, summer programs, and other enrichment opportunities.
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