Celebrating Achievements in Public Education: 1000th Scholar Recognised
On May 15 2019 the Public Education Foundation (PEF) will celebrate the achievements of students, teachers and principals in public schools across Australia at the Annual Proudly Public Awards Ceremony at Sydney Town Hall.
Since the inception of PEF’s scholarships program 10 years ago, over 1,000 students have been supported with life-changing scholarships. At the 2019 Proudly Public Awards Ceremony recognised our 1000th scholar, Daniel Lahood from Ashfield Boys High. Daniel is a recipient of the 2019 Union NSW Jeff Shaw Memorial Scholarship.
This year PEF will have disbursed over $3 million in scholarship funding, with over 180 new scholarships awarded this year. With the support of generous donors and partners, each year the scholarship program has expanded to meet the educational needs of students facing disadvantage and to recognise excellence in our public schools.
The program including a full list of scholarship recipients can be found here.