Refugee girls recognised for the commitment to learning

7 December 2017:


The Public Education Foundation is delighted to announce the scholarship recipients for the inaugural Agnes Borsody Scholarship.

This scholarship program supports female students with a refugee background at a selective public high school in NSW for two years of their study.

The 2018 Agnes Borsody Scholarship recipients are:

  • Elisa Chan, Hurlstone Agricultural High School
  • Linh Chau, Prairiewood High School
  • Laura Ho, Prairiewood High School
  • Basma Mosaid, Auburn Girls High School
  • Tessa Mun Phong, Prairiewood High School

“We’re delighted to have had a record number of applicants for our 2018 scholarship round, and to be awarding a record amount, over half a million dollars, in scholarships for next year,” said David Hetherington, Executive Director Public Education Foundation.  “We’ve been overwhelmed by the calibre of our applicants and deeply impressed by the spirit they show, as many overcome enormous challenges to succeed at school.  We congratulate all our 2018 scholarship recipients on their awards.”

The Agnes Borsody Scholarship was established in 2017 in memory of Agnes Borsody. Agnes arrived in Australia as a refugee in 1957 and attended North Sydney Girls High School. She had a successful career sitting on legal tribunals in NSW and Victoria including the Social Security Appeals Tribunal, the Veterans’ Review Board and the Refugee Review Tribunal.


The Public Education Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing life-changing scholarships to students and educators in public education, and enhancing the value and reputation of public education.


For more information:

Melanie Morrison

Public Education Foundation

T +61 2 9266 8247 | M 0401 996 451



2017-12-07T02:47:26+00:00December 7th, 2017|Press Release, Public Education Foundation in the news, Refugee|
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