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Welcome to the Public Education Foundation's Scholarship and Award application portal. 

Our online system for scholarship applications makes gathering and submitting information easier than ever.  Please create an account by clicking on the button on this screen and follow the prompts.  Please check the eligibility criteria carefully for all our scholarships to see what you can apply for.  There may be more than one! 

If you don't see the scholarship you are looking for, it may not be open at the moment.  Please check our website for opening and closing dates.

Together with the NSW Department of Education, the Foundation manages awards that acknowledge excellence in NSW schools across a range of categories:

  • Minister’s Award for Excellence in Student Achievement
  • Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Secretary’s Award for Excellent Service
  • Secretary’s Award for an Outstanding School Initiative
  • Secretary’s School Achievement Award
  • Public School Parent of the Year Award

Applications for the 2020 Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence close on 9 June 2020. 

If you have queries at any stage of the process please email