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We give life-changing scholarships

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 recognise that disadvantage is the main factor in student achievement and success. Our targeted scholarship program focuses on specific areas of need: refugee, Indigenous, rural and remote and disability.  We also offer scholarships to education leaders in public schools across Australia in recognition of their role in transforming student outcomes and improving education standards.


Card Competition Winners

With over 250 excellent entries for our inaugural Christmas and Thank You card competition, it was a hard competition to judge. But we have six winners and a runner up. Christmas Cards Meg Gorey, Moulamein Public School Isha Chanana, Gosford High School Alexandra Ryan, Putney Public School Runner-up: Paige-Halloran De Bruyn, Winston [...]

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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 [...]

UTS's new U@Uni Academy profiled on @9NewsSyd tonight - 300 students from LSES backgrounds guaranteed a place at UTS upon the completion of a program that develops 21st century skills such as creativity, collaboration & critical thinking. @UTSSocialImpact @UTSEngage #highered

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It's being described as an "opportunity to shine," hundreds of teenagers from Sydney's South West guaranteed entry into one of our top universities. @vickyjardim #9News

The Alice Springs (#Mparntwe) Declaration, slipped in at the end of 2019 with no fanfare, sets the national vision and goals for ed for all Australians, agreed on by all ed ministers in Australia. @melitta_hogarth takes a good look at what's in it #auspol

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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.