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 top 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. In the fall of 2012, Newark Academy welcomed the program's first six Newark Scholars.
 What are the benefits of the Newark Scholars Program?
  • Newark Scholars will be given "full-ride plus" financial aid packages to include the cost of tuition, books, transportation, equipment, required field trips/immersion, summer enrichment, etc.
  • Students will be offered the opportunity to participate in Newark Academy’s summer Bridge Program
  • Students will have an individual orientation meeting, prior to the start of the first year
  • Students will participate in the “buddy” system, where they will be mentored by an older student from a similar background
Who is eligible to be considered for the Newark Scholars Award?
  • Students must live in or attend school in the City of Newark
  • Students must be admitted to Newark Academy and qualify for financial aid, using the “need based aid” application process for all financial aid recipients
  • Applicants must be applying for admission to the 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grades
How to apply:
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.

Newark Scholars Program: Complete and Submit Addendum with Application

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 economically disadvantaged 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.