When you receive a CEF scholarship or grant, you automatically become a member of the CEF alumni family.

Alumni membership is free and opens up a range of benefits from mentoring and networking opportunities to speaker events.

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Register your ‘expression of interest’ for one of our Q&A sessions and mentor opportunities.|

Register your ‘expression of interest’ for one of our Q&A sessions and mentor opportunities.|

Business students go here!

CEF Aspirational Influencer Saul Brady’s one-on-one Business Q&A session and Mentor Opportunity.

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Saul wants to help rural and regional students navigate the transition and make the most of studying.

This is your opportunity to get advice from someone who has been there, done that and is now kicking goals. Register your interest below and we will put you in touch!

ABOUT SAUL
Local CEF Foundation: Great Lakes Education Fund
Hometown: Forster-Tuncurry Now living in: Sydney

Saul recently graduated from the UNSW Business School with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Accounting, and Bachelor of Economics in Financial Economics. He is currently working in consulting at Deloitte and is passionate about using data to drive business strategy, innovation and transformation.

Saul was our CEF Rising Star in 2019 for the CEF Alumni Awards.

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Teaching students go here!

CEF Aspirational Influencer Raymond Happ’s one-on-one Teaching Q&A Session and Mentor Opportunity.

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Raymond knows it can be daunting to leave a small town to study at Uni. He wants to help rural and regional students navigate making the most of studying and their career.

ABOUT RAYMOND
Local CEF Foundation: Coonamble District Education Fund
Hometown: Coonamble Now living in: Coonamble

Since completing a double degree in arts and teaching at the University of New England (UNE), Raymond returned to his old stomping ground, Coonamble High School. After a one term contract, was offered a full time position as a History, Geography and Aboriginal Studies teacher, the year 10 advisor and is now also working with Aurora College. On top of that, he has also gone back to university, studying a Bachelor of Education (In-service Conversion) specialising in English. In Raymond’s ‘spare time’, he is also a member of the CEF Coonamble local foundation!

Raymond was our CEF Young Achiever in 2020 for the CEF Alumni Awards.

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Since 1993

6132

Grants Given
12693534
Financial Support Given
In 2020

663

Grants Given
1755640
Financial Support Given

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Join your CEF Alumni group here.
This private group is for you!

Meet and connect with your fellow CEF supported regional and rural students and graduates from around Australia. It is also a great space to network, get advice, celebrate success, share stories and find out about opportunities and events throughout the year.

Chris Mercer – Country Education Foundation Alumni Ambassador – invites you to connect with your fellow current students and graduates across Australia!

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Since our inception over 26 years ago, we have helped over 6000 rural and regional students with nearly $12 million to achieve their education ambitions.

Our alumni are now working across the range of sectors including the professions, industry, government and as community leaders. All share an understanding of the importance of education and the desire to give back to their communities.

Our alumni are important to us

When you receive a CEF scholarship or grant, you automatically become a member of the CEF alumni family. Alumni membership is free and opens up a range of benefits from mentoring and networking opportunities to speaker events.

If you are a CEF alumni, please ‘Connect Now’ via the link below. Together, we can help inspire the next generation of the CEF family. We look forward to hearing from you!

If you have any questions or a great story to tell get in touch:

[email protected] or call 1300 652 144

CEF offers so many opportunities outside of the monetary benefits, a network of support and a community who has your back.

Anna - Cootamundra

More than the financial support that it offered, receiving a CEF scholarship feels like a huge vote of confidence in you and your abilities.

Ceridwen - Yass

I'm proud to be part of the CEF alumni family

Anna - Cootamundra

The grant gave me self-confidence in my aspirations and a sense of responsibility to show CEF and my local foundation of Monaro that I would make them proud.

Chris - Monaro

I’m a great example of CEF giving people from all backgrounds and walks of life an opportunity to achieve more than they ever dreamed of.

James - Central Australia

It says ‘we believe in you’ – and that really counts at one of the most daunting times in a young life.

Ceridwen - Yass
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