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The Newark Scholars Program

“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.”
Yusuf Jackson '18, Newark Scholar
Since its founding in 1774, Newark Academy has provided students from across the region with a welcoming atmosphere in which to gather, to grow, and to learn. For most of our history, while NA inhabited our first three 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 historical ties to Newark and seeks to provide top 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. Students who are designated as Newark Scholars receive the full cost of tuition, fees, books, transportation, equipment, required field trips/immersion and summer enrichment. One student in the Newark Scholars Program is designated as the recipient of the Cooperman Family Scholarship. 

Prospective students, applying for grades 6-9, interested in being considered for the Newark Scholars program must be admitted to Newark Academy through the application process, completed a separate Newark Scholars application addendum and qualify for financial aid.
Shaping independent education for grades 6-12 in Northern New Jersey