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We Celebrate Public Education

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.

Public Education Foundation Scholars


Our life-changing  scholarships help students overcome barriers to achievement created by social and economic disadvantage. We also reward academic achievement in our public schools.

Public Education Foundation Scholars


There are many ways you can help the Public Education Foundation to assist young people in public education. Your support can change a student’s life and help them realise their full potential.

Public Education Foundation Our Stories

Success Stories

Learn more about our scholarship recipients: their diverse and unique stories and how the scholarship has changed their lives.

Public Education Foundation Blog and News

News and Events

Our media releases, news articles and resource links highlight the value of public education and contribute to education-related debates and discussions


Empowering Indigenous Students

13 December 2017: Public Education Scholarships: Empowering Indigenous Students  The GO Foundation and the Public Education Foundation are delighted to announce the scholarship recipients for the inaugural GO - J.B. Fairfax Scholarships and the GO Foundation Scholarships. All GO Foundation scholarship programs support Indigenous students at public schools in NSW, providing them [...]

  • Disability Scholarship

Helping students with a physical disability reach their full potential

11 December 2017: Helping students with a physical disability reach their full potential  The Public Education Foundation is delighted to announce the scholarship recipients for the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship. This scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have a physical disability to enable them to reach their academic [...]

"Behind every hard-working student are supportive and selfless parents. Thank you Mum and Dad." from a Sydney Boys High student whose parents are immigrants #excellence @SydneyBoysHigh


A student from a NSW Public High School achieved 99.858 ATAR and credited his parents support. What a great story... https://t.co/YVoZpPhShf

As another 200,000+ young people prepare to take the next steps toward their working lives, FYA CEO @JanOwenAM reflects on what the 'other' end of year report card says about Australian education: https://t.co/nBkLVd3XYj

Congratulations to all who received their HSC results today. Some outstanding performances by students in NSW Government schools. https://t.co/i3QbEQ9qIn

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NSW Public Schools

Max is one of our Public Education Foundation scholars. Thank you Max for giving back to your ... See more

How did your child or student spend their anxious wait for HSC results? For 18-year-old Max ... See more



The Public Education Foundation is supported by the NSW Department of Education in collaboration with schools, communities, philanthropic, individual and private sector supporters.

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