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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.

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Australia for UNHCR Beddie Scholarship recipient announced  

MEDIA RELEASE: 12 February 2020 We are delighted to announce that Joelle Sanounou is the recipient of the inaugural Australia for UNHCR Beddie Scholarship. This scholarship was created to support a refugee to study at the prestigious Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Joelle Sanounou, a Syrian refugee, arrived in Australia [...]

New Teachers Mutual Bank Victorian Mid-Career Teachers Scholarship

MEDIA RELEASE February 5, 2020 New Victorian Mid-Career Teachers Scholarship We are excited to launch the new Teachers Mutual Bank Mid-Career Scholarship for public school teachers in Victoria who have been teaching for between five and fifteen years. The scholarship has been established with Teachers Mutual Bank and will provide $10,000 to [...]

Today is World Social Justice Day. What better way to work toward closing the inequalities gap than by recognising the pivotal role #publicschools and #publiceducation play in creating an inclusive and equal society.

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Time is running out to apply for our scholarships for educators. The First State Super Teachers Scholarship for K-2 teachers and the Teachers Health Early Career Scholarship provide $10,000 for professional learning programs of the applicant's choice; the Teachers Mutual Bank Emerging Leaders Scholarship and the Principals' Scholarship give education leaders a chance to study at Harvard. These scholarships are national.
Applications close at midnight Tuesday 25 February.
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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.