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

The Foundation is supported by the NSW Department of Education and works in collaboration with schools, communities, individuals, the private sector and government agencies to help students achieve their full potential and acknowledge teaching and learning excellence in the public education system.

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Our life-changing  scholarships help students overcome barriers to achievement created by social and economic disadvantage. We also reward academic achievement in our public schools.

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There are many ways you can help the Public Education Foundation to assist young people in public education. Your support can change a student’s life and help them realise their full potential.

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Learn more about our scholarship recipients: their diverse and unique stories and how the scholarship has changed their lives.

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Our media releases, news articles and resource links highlight the value of public education and contribute to education-related debates and discussions.

2020 Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence

Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in public education Outstanding student achievement and inspiring public education staff and parents have been recognised in the 2020 NSW Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence. The awards to more than 130 individuals and schools showcase NSW public school students, staff and parents who have made major contributions [...]

2019 Awards celebrate excellence in public education

Outstanding student achievement and inspiring public education staff will be acknowledged today when over 110 individuals and schools are honoured at the 2019 NSW Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence. The annual awards showcase NSW public school students, teachers, staff and parents who have made major contributions to their school communities [...]

Want to be a MENTOR? We’ve seen firsthand the difference a mentor can make. The scholars tell us they feel more confident, better able to handle conflict & stress, more sure of themselves & their plans for the future. Interested? Contact jannine@publiceducationfoundation.org.au

Timely day to watch our Kurt Fearnley video as he shares his experience with public education and the teachers that changed his life. @kurtfearnley

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By early December, we'll finalise list of successful applicants who will get life-changing scholarships for SY 2021. We're overwhelmed by the need! As we trim down the list, we're painfully aware that each application represents the future of a child. https://hubs.li/H0BLCNt0

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The Public Education Foundation is supported by the NSW Department of Education in collaboration with schools, communities, philanthropic, individual and private sector supporters.

NSW Department of Education