Boarding Bursaries

Eileen M Johnson Boarding Bursary - Rev James Phillips Boarding Bursary

Eileen M Johnson Boarding Bursary

The Eileen M Johnson Boarding Bursary was established by an Old Boy in memory of his late mother. This Old Boy went on to be a successful businessman and a leader in his industry.

His family was based in regional NSW and it was his mother who was keen to see her son well educated. After seeing first-hand the leadership and accomplishments of Old Newingtonians in their regional area, she insisted her son attend Newington as a boarder.

The Eileen M Johnson Boarding Bursary extends for every year of the recipient’s secondary education, subject to the boy achieving satisfactory standards and acceptable outcomes during each year the Bursary is awarded.

Covering 100 per cent of Boarding Fees

Due to the extraordinary generosity of this Old Boy and his continuing ongoing support since the Bursary was established in the 1990s, the Eileen M Johnson Boarding Bursary covers the full Boarding fees for a regional student entering the school as a boarder. It can be any level across Year 7–12 but as it is a bursary, it is subject to means testing. The College’s tuition fees are still payable.

Rev James Phillips Boarding Bursary

Arthur Phillips bequeathed a sum in perpetuity in memory of his father, to fund bursaries for sons of Methodist Ministers, Ministers of other Denominations or of Old Boys to attend the College as boarders.

The Rev James Phillips Boarding Bursary is named after the Reverend James Phillips following a bequest by his son, Arthur James (Sandy) Phillips.

Arthur Phillips was at Newington in the late 1880s, graduating in 1887. After leaving Newington he maintained close links with the College as President of the Old Newingtonians’ Union in 1910 and later a member of the College Council. His younger brother Frederick (also Sandy) attended Newington from 1894–1898 and became the second Australian born Headmaster of Sydney Grammar School.


Support a Bursary

To find out more about making a Gift to the Eileen M Johnson Boarding Bursary or Rev James Phillips Boarding Bursary Fund or enquire about Regular Giving, Bursaries or Bequests generally contact Rod Bosman (ON 1978), Director of Community and Development here:

(02) 9568 9540

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