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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 works in collaboration with schools, communities, unions, business and government to help students achieve their full potential and support teaching and learning excellence in the public education system.

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Public Education Foundation Scholars

Scholarships

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.

Public Education Foundation Scholars

Support

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.

Public Education Foundation Our Stories

Success Stories

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

Public Education Foundation Blog and News

News and Events

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

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LATEST NEWS

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

NSW Public Schools Celebrate Excellence and Innovation

Students, teachers and parents have been acknowledged for their outstanding achievements, resilience and contribution to public education at the 2022 NSW Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence. Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said the 128 awards showcase schools with innovative programs for literacy, numeracy, science, [...]

Teachers Mutual Bank Victorian Mid-Career Scholarship Recipient Announced

The Public Education Foundation and Teachers Mutual Bank have announced that Marley Collins, of McClelland College is this year’s recipient of the Public Education Foundation’s Teachers Mutual Bank Victorian Mid-Career Scholarship. She is teaching literacy intervention and English. This scholarship supports public school teachers in Victoria who have been [...]

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Dear Educators, given a multitude of factors incl. floods, we’ve extended the deadlines of Teachers and Principal scholarships to 14 Feb 2023.

For further details, please see the links below:

Teachers – https://hubs.li/Q01v1JDd0
Principals - https://hubs.li/Q01v1X4R0

3 brilliant artistic students - Elisa, Maceo and Rand - won our 2022 Holiday Greeting Card competition!

Cards have been posted to our supporters and donors, and they look even better in real life!!

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Dear Educators, given a multitude of factors incl. floods, we’ve extended the deadlines of Teachers and Principal scholarships to 14 Feb 2023.Specifically, we've extended the deadlines of the following scholarships:Teachers* Teachers Health Early Career* Teachers Mutual Bank Victorian Mid-career Scholarships.Further details at: hubs.li/Q01v1NnG0.Principals* Teachers Mutual Bank Education Scholarship* Harvard Club of Australia Education Scholarship* Public Education Foundation Principals ScholarshipFurther details at: hubs.li/Q01v1RQC0 All the best for your application! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 brilliant artistic students - Eliza, Maceo and Rand - won our 2022 Holiday Greeting Card competition!Cards have been posted to our supporters and donors, and they look even better in real life!! ... See MoreSee Less
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OUR SUPPORTERS

The Public Education Foundation is supported by a wide range of government, philanthropic, and private sector partners as well as individual donors. We thank them for their generosity.

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