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.

OUR WORK

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

LATEST NEWS

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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If you know someone, or a school, doing some outstanding work within NSW public education, why not nominate them for one of this year's awards! Nominations close 14 May 2024 - get started at hubs.li/Q02sPTCl0Prue Car MP, NSW Department of Education, NSW Primary Principals' Association and Jane Caro ... See MoreSee Less
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A reminder that nominations are open for the 2024 Public Education Awards.These awards celebrate the exceptional work that occurs every day across NSW public education – by schools, students, teachers, employees and parents.The seven award categories are:/ Minister’s Award for Excellence in Student Achievement/ Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching/ Secretary’s Award for Excellent Service – Teaching and School Operations/ Secretary’s Award for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging/ Secretary’s Award for an Outstanding School Initiative/ Secretary’s School Achievement Award/ Public School Parent of the Year AwardNominations close 14 May 2024.Visit our website for more details hubs.li/Q02sDxd30.Prue Car MP, NSW Department of Education, NSW Primary Principals' Association and Jane Caro ... See MoreSee Less
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Nominations for the Minister’s Award for Excellence in Student Achievement are open and recognise students who have demonstrated high achievement in academic excellence, leadership and commitment to the school community.Who can be nominated?Students in NSW government secondary schools, who are in Year 12 and will complete their Higher School Certificate in 2024, are eligible to be nominated.Nominations close 14 May 2024.Visit our website for more details hubs.li/Q02smh0X0. ... 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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