Awards and scholarships

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A number of awards, scholarships, fellowships and exchanges are available to members of educational communities in NSW to recognise achievement, provide opportunities for research and study, and exchange ideas and knowledge.


Awards provide opportunities for students, staff, parents and community members to be acknowledged for the important contribution they make to education and to the community. The following programs are now administered by the Public Education Foundation. Information regarding nomination, processes and key dates are available at

  • Minister's Award for Excellence in Student Achievement
  • Minister's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Secretary Education and Communities Award for Excellent Service
  • Secretary Education and Communities School Achievement Award
  • Public School Parent of the Year Award


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