Student Scholarships

Student Scholarships 2018-03-27T02:34:25+00:00

The Public Education Foundation has a range of scholarships, that target specific areas of need, to help young people at public schools reach their potential. We help students with the extra costs of public schooling and provide them with opportunities to extend their talents and pursue their aspirations.

Applications for the main round of 2018 Student Scholarships will open in July 2018, applications for Tertiary Transition Scholarships will open in April 2018.  We offer scholarships for students in the following areas: Indigenous, Refugee, Disability, Social Justice, Performing Arts, Technology and Academic Excellence.

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What does a scholarship recipient receive?

  • Financial support: funds for educational goals such as tutoring, school supplies, laptops, school excursions and incidental fees.

  • 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.

Category Scholarship Current School Year Location Status
General Vorsay / NSW Teachers Federation Year 1 NSW Opening July 2018
Indigenous Una May Smith (primary) Kindergarten NSW Opening July 2018
Indigenous Camburn Withers Year 1 NSW Opening July 2018
Category Scholarship Current School Year Location Status
Girls Harding Miller Education Foundation Year 9 NSW Opening July 2018
Indigenous Go Foundation Years 7, 9 NSW Opening July 2018
Indigenous GO Foundation – J.B. Fairfax Years 7. 9 NSW Opening July 2018
Indigenous Aboriginal Education Council Year 10 NSW Opening July 2018
Indigenous Una May Smith (Secondary) Year 10 NSW Opening July 2018
Indigenous Dr Heather Radi Year 10 NSW Opening July 2018
Music Emorgo (entrance to Conservatorium HS) Year 6 NSW Opening July 2018
Music Patricia Long (entrance to Conservatorium HS) Year 6 NSW Opening July 2018
Refugee Friends of Zainab Senior Secondary Years 10, 11 National Opening July 2018
Refugee Agnes Borsody Years 6, 7, 8, 9 NSW Opening July 2018
Science Australian Science Olympiad Year 9, 10 National Opening July 2018
Social Justice Malala Yousafzai Year 8 NSW Opening July 2018
Social Justice Union NSW Year 11 NSW Opening July 2018
Technology STEM, Trades and Technology Year 10 NSW Opening July 2018
General Capital Chemist Year 10 ACT Opening July 2018
Category Scholarship School Year 2018 Location Status
Disability Walter & Eliza Hall Trust Year 12 NSW Opening April 2018
General Susan & Isaac Wakil Foundation Year 12 NSW Opening April 2018
Food Tech NSW Cookery Association Year 12 NSW
Refugee Friends of Zainab (Tertiary) Year 12 NSW  Opening April 2018

Applications for Public Education Foundation scholarships are all online.

  • Check your eligibility criteria. If you are not sure if you are eligible or not, please contact us us to discuss.
  • Within each scholarship on the website there will be a link to the relevant application form. To apply for the scholarship please click on that link and follow the prompts. You must complete all sections of the form, unless clearly labelled as Optional.
  • The General Application Form is the first form you will complete. Here you fill out contact details and information about you/your family.
  • A Personal Statement will need to be completed for most scholarship applications. You have up to 400 words to describe why you are a suitable candidate for the scholarship and how you meet each of the selection criteria. The personal statement is one of the most important parts of a scholarship application as it is all about you! Take your time to write something that gives our scholarship panels an idea of who you are and your educational dreams. All this information is confidential and covered by our Privacy Policy.
  • Some applications may ask you to show financial need.  We do not require copies of your bank statements but please tell us in your words how your financial need is affecting your education and how your life would change if you won the scholarship.
  • Upload your most recent school report (we accept files in many forms including word, excel, pdf, jpg, gif)
  • Most of our scholarships require a report from someone who knows you, like a principal or a teacher.  You will need to trigger the task to ask for your Principal and Personal References. Make sure you contact these people in advance of asking them and tell them the selection criteria for the scholarship.
  • If you are under 18 you will need to get consent from a parent or guardian
  • Once all documents have been uploaded, your application is ready to submit. Press submit. You will be considered by our scholarship review panel and we will be in touch.
  • Finally, if you have any questions or concerns about an application or the process, please email us on info@publiceducationfoundation.org.au or call us on 02 9266 8452.
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