30 August 2017: 

The GO Foundation Public Education Scholarships: Empowering Indigenous Students

The Public Education Foundation (PEF) is excited to announce the launch of the new GO Foundation Scholarships for Indigenous students in NSW public schools.

The GO Foundation seeks to empower Indigenous youth through education. Founded by Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin in 2009, the GO Foundation continues to expand its Indigenous Scholarship Program to address specific areas of need.

In 2018, four GO Foundation Scholarships will be offered – two GO Foundation Scholarships and, through the generosity of John B. Fairfax, two GO- JB Fairfax Scholarships. Two scholarships will be offered to a student entering year 9 in 2018 and two will be offered to a student entering year 11 in 2018. Each scholarship will support a student for two years of their schooling.

“The GO Foundation and PEF share exceptional track records in supporting Indigenous students through education,” stated David Hetherington, Executive Director of the Public Education Foundation.

“We are delighted to be bringing the two Foundations together to launch a new set of scholarships for Indigenous students in public high schools, expanding the considerable body of support that each organisation already delivers. With these scholarships, young men and women will be given greater access to the resources and opportunities they need to unlock their enormous potential,” Mr Hetherington said.

In relation to the new scholarships, Adam Goodes said: “The GO Foundation is thrilled to be partnering with the Public Education Foundation to put scholarships into public schools.”

“This is just the beginning of GO Foundation public school scholarships and we look forward to being able to support many more Indigenous students on their journey through school, into further education and employment,” added Michael O’Loughlin.

For more information and to apply:

Shirley Chowdhary CEO

GO Foundation

T +61 2 9339 9191 | M 0404 477 268



Melanie Morrison

Public Education Foundation

T +61 2 9266 8247 | M 0401 996 451