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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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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

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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.

Schmidt Futures and Rhodes Trust Announce First Cohort of “Rise” Global Winners, in Partnership with Public Education Foundation

These One Hundred 15 - 17 Year Olds Represent “Hidden Brilliance” Working in Service of Others Hailing from 42 Countries, Winners Receive Access to a Lifetime of Benefits Including Scholarships, Mentorship, Career Development Opportunities, and Funding for Future Ventures for Public Benefit Rise is the Anchor Program of a $1 Billion Philanthropic [...]

Exceptional Leadership Skills Recognised with Harvard Principals Scholarship

The Public Education Foundation, Teachers Mutual Bank and the Harvard Club of Australia are honoured to announce the recipients of the 2021 Principals Scholarships. The three outstanding principals will undertake a professional education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that is specifically designed to strengthen the skills of educational leaders. [...]

Stuart Robert wrongly claimed that biggest funding increases went to public schools. Since 2013, govt funding, adjusted for inflation, increased by $1,830 per Catholic student & by $2,304 in Independents compared to just $1,076 in public schools Read @ https://bit.ly/3leeJaG

Scholarships for students moving on to tertiary education in 2023 are now available and open for application! Visit https://hubs.li/Q01b5v5w0 for details and to apply online.

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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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