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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.

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


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 [...]

Tomorrow is the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. Let’s continue to ensure that all students are known, valued and cared for in our schools #NDA2018.
Learn more about the importance of #studentwellbeing here: https://t.co/8DoduefLfK
@NSWEducation @mscott

👨‍🏫 👩‍🏫 As a teacher passionate about collaboration & learning, I'm excited that @GladysB, Minister Stokes, @mscott & @dizdarm have enabled me to support & work alongside great teachers in schools across the state - starting with the NSW Riverina next week! https://t.co/HMQZoWbJYN

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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.

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