Scholarships

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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.

We regularly develop new opportunities to meet the needs of scholarship recipients, donors and transforming career pathways.  The scholarships are not just about financial payments, focusing instead on the different kinds of support and encouragement that meets individual student needs and equipping them with skills to succeed.

The Public Education Foundation also supports the professional development of principals, teachers and education executives through world-class leadership scholarships and education programs.

The Public Education Foundation supports over 20 different scholarships that are open over the course of the year. Most of our scholarships are open to students in NSW public schools. The Friends of Zainab Scholarship, the Harvard Club of Australia Education Scholarship for school principals and the Executive Leadership Scholarship are nation-wide scholarships.

We offer scholarships in the following areas:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Disability
  • Indigenous
  • Performing Arts
  • Primary
  • Principals and Teachers
  • Refugees
  • Secondary
  • Social Justice
  • Technology
  • Tertiary Transition

To receive updates about scholarship opening and closing dates please either check back to our website or subscribe to our e-news.

Before applying for the scholarship please read our Frequently Asked Questions and Scholarship Terms & Conditions

What does a scholarship recipient receive?

  • Financial support: recipients receive funds to be used 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 the scholarship recipients.

  • Awards ceremony: scholarship recipients receive a formal acknowledgement of their achievement at the annual Public Education Awards Ceremony in Sydney.

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