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2018 Student Scholarships NOW OPEN

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Essay competition winner celebrates diversity in public schools

1 August 2017: Essay competition winner celebrates diversity in public schools It is our pleasure to announce that Dymtro Kucheryavyy is the winner of the 2017 Public Education Foundation’s Essay Competition. Dymtro is a year 11 student at Lucas Heights Community School. The judging panel, which comprised of members of the Retired [...]

2018 Student Scholarships NOW OPEN

20 July, 2017: Welcome to Term 3 for 2017! For us, it is a particularly exciting time of year as we are delighted to launch our main round of scholarships for 2018 which are now open.  I encourage you to visit the scholarships page and read about the many opportunities available this year [...]

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