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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.

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


New scholarship for Blue Mountains student

Blue Mountains Gazette: Springwood High School student Jessica Johnson has been awarded the inaugural Go Foundation Scholarship for Indigenous students in public high schools. The $5000 scholarship provides each student with a combination of financial assistance, cultural mentoring, leadership training and career support to successfully complete high school and move onto further education.  Jessica [...]

  • Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Scholarship

Zarni’s scholarship to help others

Inner West Courier 16 February 2018: NOTHING can hold back 17-year-old Zarni Tun – especially not cerebral palsy. The inner west resident completed Year 12 at Sydney Secondary College, Blackwattle Bay campus and has scored himself a university scholarship through the Public Education Foundation’s Walter and Eliza Hall Trust. The foundation supports [...]

How do we really know the slide in enrolments is due to Catholic school fee increases? @ABSStats have showed an increased uptake for Public Schools over last few years. Maybe it’s just part of that trend. #auspol
@JaneCaro @PEFOZ @SOSAust @dzyngier https://t.co/rWb7uDfLf4

Photo of the Week: Students & teachers from Glenwood PS standing together to say no ❌ to bullying.
https://t.co/WnZj4O3Inh #PhotoOfTheWeek #KindessIsCatching

UTS a very proud sponsor of the #2018NangaMaiAwards celebrating outstanding achievements of Aboriginal students, community members, teachers and schools. Great work #DoEAEC @learnPSNSW @mscott @dizdarm @UTSEngage @JumbunnaMedia

Thank you to the Aboriginal Education Council who have been loyal sponsors for many years, providing prize money and vouchers for Nanga Mai Awards winners. #DoEAEC #2018NangaMaiAwards

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STEM has become a buzzword and a fad: NSW education minister

A refreshing read:

NSW Education Minister, Rob Stokes: “Education is not simply about getting a ... See more

STEM has attracted national attention in recent years, but the NSW education, Rob Stokes, says it ... 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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