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Building Great Australian Lives

The Public Education Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing life-changing scholarships to young people in public education and enhancing the value and reputation of public schools. We have launched a new campaign promoting the importance of our vibrant, inclusive and high-quality public schools to the community.

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2019 NSW Ministers and Secretarys Awards for Excellence

27 August 2019 Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in public education Outstanding student achievement and inspiring public education staff will be acknowledged today when over 110 individuals and schools are honoured at the 2019 NSW Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence. The annual awards showcase NSW public school students, teachers, staff and [...]

NSW High Achiever Award

  The Public Education High Achiever Awards were established in 2019 to highlight to senior high school students the opportunities available through international university scholarship programs, such as the Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships. The Awards recognise high achieving students in public education who display excellence and consistency in the following areas: academic [...]

"I found out about the scholarship program through a teacher at school, and with the scholarship money I was lucky enough to enrol in two leadership programs."
N'Kayla - 2019 scholarship recipient. More:

Student voice helps shape and enrich our schools. We need to encourage student voice in all the work that we do as it helps empower students to take an active role in their learning. Congratulations @PsElderslie for your work to promote student voice.

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Check out our 2019 Impact Report. Our Scholarships are really life-changing!
- Assisted in overcoming disadvantage through alleviation of financial stress
- Allowed students to focus on their studies
- Improved education outcomes
- Improved overall well-being
- Felt empowered to take on leadership roles
- Expose recipients to others from diverse backgrounds
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The Public Education Foundation is supported by the NSW Department of Education in collaboration with schools, communities, philanthropic, individual and private sector supporters.