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Since 1993 the Country Education Foundation has helped over 2500 rural and regional students pursue study and job opportunities.
Jelisa Apps knew she wanted to be a journalist after completing an internship with her local newspaper at the age 14. So when the time came to apply for uni she was sure about the course she wanted to do. But Jelisa had some concerns about covering the costs associated with further study. Boorowa-born Jelisa […] Read More ⇒
The historic copper mining town of Kapunda, SA feels like a million miles from the big smoke. But this hasn’t stopped Country Education Foundation grant recipient Ashleigh Beck pursuing her academic goals. Ashleigh is studying medical science, specialising in optometry, at Flinders University. She is being assisted with the costs of study through the Country […] Read More ⇒
What do you get when 100 city-dwelling business leaders land a plane in Longreach? A great day out at the races and a whole lot of fund raising. The 2015 City2Bush injected more than $100 000 into drought-affected communities in Queensland, with four Country Education Foundation committees named amongst the beneficiaries. City2Bush major sponsor UBET […] Read More ⇒
"By supporting the Country Education Foundation (CEF) you will be helping to provide life-changing opportunities for disadvantaged rural students – and supporting rural communities across Australia. The CEF has lifted the lives of many and in the process lifted the fabric of rural and regional communities across the nation."
"I send warm greetings to members of the Country Education Foundation... I am enormously proud of the work you do to encourage the personal growth and career development of students from country areas. You make an invaluable contribution to individual Australians national life."