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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

  • 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 [...]

  • Public Education Foundation Merry Christmas 2017

Happy Holiday Season

To friends and supporters of the Public Education Foundation Thank you for your ongoing support and generosity  2017 has been another good year for the Public Education Foundation. We've awarded a record numbers of scholarships and awards to students and educators in public education across the country. We've established new relationships and strengthened [...]

Why why why? Why do schools need to look like this? Why are parents forking out for such frippery? And why are any of these schools getting a cent of taxpayer funding? Something has gone really wrong with Australian schooling for us to end up here.

The ever wideneing gap between the haves and the have nots. Bitter pill to swallow when public schools crumble under a maintenance backlog and over 100 000 students crammed into demountables. https://t.co/iHv8aTAzjJ

Congratulations Sam Li from Castle Hill HS, winner of DE International leadership award @NSWEducation @dizdarm

This is now up on the ABC’s education site ... which is very much worth checking out if you haven’t already #eduau @ABCEducationAU https://t.co/q2JRMbRaUA

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Piccoli has shifted the blame for Australia's educational decline to parents - and it's not fair

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Not every student from a non-English speaking background does well at school. And just because you ... 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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