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2024 NOMINATIONS OPEN 

AUGUST

Audi Foundation has again generously jumped on board to sponsor this year’s awards, which will be announced virtually on the 22nd October. The winners will also be recognised in person at CEF’s 30th Anniversary Gala event in Orange, NSW, on the 18th November.

Winners have now been ANNOUNCED!

CATEGORIES:

  • CEF ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR
    A past recipient who has achieved on a regional, national or international stage, showing excellence in character and leadership and demonstrating high achievement.
  • CEF YOUNG ACHIEVER
    A recent graduate with determination and talent, resulting in early career accomplishments in their field of choice.
  • CEF COMMUNITY ALUMNI CHAMPION
    A recipient who has taken their knowledge back to a regional area to share and inspire, and who fosters further education.
  • CEF RISING STAR
    A current student (1st or 2nd year) with a bright future and demonstrated commitment to achieving their goals.
  • CEF LAUNCHING STAR
    A current student (3rd year or above) with a bright future and demonstrated commitment to achieving their goals.

WINNERS WILL RECEIVE:

  • CEF ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR: $500 eftpos/visa gift card
  • CEF COMMUNITY ALUMNI CHAMPION: $250 eftpos/visa gift card
  • CEF YOUNG ACHIEVER: $250 eftpos/visa gift card
  • CEF RISING STAR: $250 eftpos/visa gift card
  • CEF LAUNCHING STAR: $250 eftpos/visa gift card

MENTOR PROGRAM
As part of the program this year, we would like to offer each winner the opportunity to participate in an exclusive mentoring program. Each winner will be assigned their own mentor to discuss their personal growth, career aspirations and goals.

GALA EVENT
The winners will be invited to the CEF 30th Anniversary Gala Event in Orange NSW on the 18th November, with costs fully subsidised. The winners will be formally recognised at the event and this is a fantastic opportunity to network with their mentor and other key CEF stakeholders.

AUDI FOUNDATION

Supporting progressive charities to drive meaningful change.

The Audi Foundation was founded in 2017, and is a corporate philanthropic foundation funded by Audi Australia and the Audi Australia Dealer Network.

Using private resources to deliver public benefit, Audi Foundation provides funding to not-for-profit organisations that share the focus to drive progress, and create meaningful change.

The Foundation’s support focuses on 4 core areas:

  • Fuelling progressive approaches to medical technology and treatment
  • Shaping education and career futures – particularly in STEM
  • Driving positive mental health outcomes
  • Supporting Sustainable Communities

CEF is proud to have been a charity partner of Audi Foundation since its inception on 2017. During this time, Audi Foundation has donated $490,000 to the work of CEF, with more than $200,000 of this funding awarded to rural and regional youth as  Audi – Foundation CEF Scholarships.

2023 AUDI FOUNDATION - CEF ALUMNI AWARD WINNERS

See our alumni award winners for 2023! This year’s recipients have been supported by CEF Local Foundations from across the country, and represent the best of our regional youth pursuing education and careers across a range of industries, from trades to teaching and psychological science.

Check out the images below to see each amazing winner! 

Country Education Foundation of Australia Alumnus of the Year, Inga Neilsen.
Country Education Foundation of Australia Young Achiever, Chloe Wilson.
Country Education Foundation of Australia Launching Star, Heather Walker.
Country Education Foundation of Australia Rising Star, Ilona Gray.

PAST ALUMNI AWARD EVENT VIDEOS