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

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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.

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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.

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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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Scholarships available for public school students from primary to tertiary levels in New South Wales! Visit hubs.li/Q02GkmsQ0 for details and to apply online.NSW Department of Education, NSW Primary Principals' Association, NSW Teachers Federation, P&C Federation and Prue Car MP. ... See MoreSee Less
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National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in July to celebrate and recognise the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest continuous living cultures on earth. The 2024 NAIDOC week theme is 'Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud' which honours the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations culture. The fire is a symbol of connection to Country, to each other, and to the broad and important traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. These traditions have survived thousands of years often through adversity, celebrating the rich and important heritage of our First Nations peoples. The Public Education Foundation proudly provides scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in public schools across Australia. We are very proud that in 2023, 31% of our scholarships were awarded to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians, not only in Indigenous communities, to reflect on and acknowledge the importance of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. The National NAIDOC Committee encourages us all to attend NAIDOC events that are taking place across Australia. Go to hubs.li/Q02Gkky50 to find and event where you can share in the celebrations.#NAIDOC2024 #BlakLoudProud ... See MoreSee Less
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Our allies at Aboriginal Education Council ( NSW) Inc have recently launched the Patrick White Writing Competition 2024. The Awards are open to NSW Indigenous students in K-12. Entries close on October 31. See more at: hubs.ly/Q02G8WN70 ... 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.

NSW Department of Education