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We Celebrate Public Education

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

  • Sascha Colley, First State Super Teachers Scholarship

Ainslie School Teacher Wins First State Super Scholarship

MEDIA RELEASE 22 May 2018 First State Super Teachers Scholarship Recipient Announced The Public Education Foundation is delighted to announce that Sascha Colley from Ainslie School in the ACT is the recipient of the inaugural Public Education Foundation’s First State Super Teachers Scholarship. She received her award at the Public Education Foundation’s [...]

  • Public Education Foundation

We are hiring!

We are hiring!  PEF seeks an experienced fundraising professional to join our team in Sydney.  This position has been newly established to develop and implement a strategy to strengthen and expand our existing funding base. The position will be crucial to identifying new opportunities for funding, develop effective funding strategies and build strong and [...]

Official photos are in. 📷
So great to see young ladies from Shalvey Campus and across @ChifleyCollege receive a @hardingmillerED Scholarship at the 2018 NSW @PEFOZ Awards Night held at Sydney Town Hall last month. #ProudlyPublic @MJHooker @dizdarm


Having a wonderful time visiting innovative educators at The Met in Providence. Thankyou, @tmbankau for this superb opportunity!

We support 100s of students with refugee backgrounds who have fled war-torn countries, overcome unthinkable horrors and now excel at our public schools. Please help us to help them #RefugeeWeek2018 #WithRefugees #WorldRefugeeDay

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On #RefugeeWeek we celebrate the achievements of the hundreds of students, with a refugee backgrounds, who we support through our scholarships. Many come from war-torn countries and have overcome unthinkable hardships to excel in Australian public schools. Please help us to help them.


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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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