Our scholarships help students overcome barriers to achievement created by social and economic disadvantage. We help students to cover the extra costs of public schooling and provide them with opportunities to extend their talents and pursue their aspirations. Our scholarships and awards also acknowledge and reward academic excellence.
What you will need to apply for a Public Education Foundation student scholarship:
Complete the general application form
A personal statement addressing the selection criteria
A personal reference from someone who knows you
A reference from your principal
Your most recent school report
A signed consent form from a parent or guardian
What does a scholarship recipient receive?
Financial support: funds for educational goals such as tutoring, school supplies, laptops, school excursions and incidental fees. The amount depends of the scholarship. They may be multi-year or single year scholarships.
Academic support: For school scholarships, the Foundation works with teachers and principals to ensure ongoing support and mentoring for scholarship recipients.
Awards ceremony: a formal acknowledgement of recipient achievement at the annual Public Education Awards Ceremony in Sydney.
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