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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.

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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.

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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

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We are hiring!

We are hiring!  PEF seeks an experienced fundraising professional to join our team in Sydney.  This position has been newly established to develop and implement a strategy to strengthen and expand our existing funding base. The position will be crucial to identifying new opportunities for funding, develop effective funding strategies and build strong and [...]

Teachers Health Early Career Scholarship Recipient Announced

Media Release: 8 May 2018 The Public Education Foundation is delighted to announce that Linda Le from Elderslie High School is the recipient of the inaugural Public Education Foundation’s Teachers Health Early Career Scholarship. This scholarship supports public school teachers who are in the first three years of their teaching careers, with [...]

At NSW Public Education Foundation annual awards night Sydney Town Hall. Extraordinary performance of Mongolian music from a Kogarah Intensive English Centre student. @PEFOZ @TeachersFed

Tonight I attended my last @PEFOZ #proudlypublic awards (in my official capacity anyway). Beyond proud of the achievements of young people in our public schools. The future is in very safe hands. Very.

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Student, principal win public school scholarships

Looking forward to celebrating these scholarship recipients achievements on Monday
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The foundation provides life-changing scholarships to its students, teachers and principals.



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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