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The Country Education Foundation provides grants and assistance to disadvantaged rural and regional students. Since 1993 CEF grants have helped over 3500 school leavers access further education, training and careers. Donate to help more students get the education they deserve.
Melville High School Year 12 student Tia-Rose Bird has just received an added bonus to her HSC studies and further education dreams. Tia was recently awarded a Rotary Club of Sydney Cover Scholarship for Indigenous Students. Earlier this year Tia was awarded a CEF local grant from Macleay Valley Education Fund (MVEF) in Kempsey to […] Read More ⇒
It was lovely to get together with some of CEF’s closest friends in May this year. Our annual Friends Lunch provides us with the opportunity to thank our key donors and supporters, as well as recognise CEF’s important work of providing further education and training opportunities to disadvantaged rural and regional students. Former grant recipient […] Read More ⇒
This year CEF welcomed Swinburne University of Technology to our education partner program. Swinburne is our very first Victorian education partner. With a number of local grants program students attending Swinburne it was fantastic to deliver the news that they would be receiving co-funding. Ruby Lay is studying psychology at Swinburne and said her local foundation […] 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."