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From the Adelaide Hills, to Fiji, to New Zealand's South and travel were top priorities for Chelsea when she chose to study Veterinary Science with help from CEF. πŸπŸ„πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ

Read her story in our latest #Blog in bio

#CountryEducationFoundation #ruraleducation #regionaleducation #vetsouthnz #uniofadelaide

β€œAnyone from a regional or rural area who wants to continue their studies – just go for it! Be brave enough to take that first step and the rest will come easy enough if you really want it.”

Penny, who grew up in #Deniliquin is an inspiration for all rural and regional students wanting to further their #education and give back to their community 🀩 She plans to dedicate herself to a career in medicine to ensure that rural and remote communities receive adequate health care, treatment and services. Read her story in our latest #Blog link in bio

#latrobeunibendigo #CountryEducationFoundation #ruraleducation #regionaleducation #paramedicine

After the year that 2020 has been, we are taking a well deserved break and spending time to connect with our families, friends and loved ones...however that may be! We wish you all a safe and happy festive season and we'll see you for a bigger and brighter 2021! πŸ’ ...

Having moved to Australia in 2008, Hareem’s family settled into the Far West NSW town of Lightening Ridge. With an importance placed on education by her parents and with support from #CEFWalgett, she is now studying Biomedicine at #MonashUniversity

#CountryEducationFoundation #GiveTheGiftOfEducation

New inspirational video alert πŸš¨πŸ’›

Deme from Forster-Tuncurry on her speech pathology study journey and the rewards of sticking with it! ✨
Link in bio. Visit our Make it Possible hub for more inspiration, help and advice on post school education for regional and rural students.

You are more than you ATAR πŸ’›

Congratulations if you've received that magic number and it was what you were hoping for 🀩

If not, don't fear! We and most of the uni's we work with know that you are more than just a number and there are still paths to get you where you want to be πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘‰πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“

Check out our #Blog to investigate alternative options. Link in Bio.

#CountryEducationFoundation #MoreThanYourATAR

Join us in the Barossa in April 2021!

Registrations are now open for the National Conference for Regional, Rural and Remote Education 2021. The conference will share creative initiatives, current best practices in schools and universities, and academic research to improve educational outcomes for rural, regional and remote communities.

Register at

#SPERA #NCSEHE #CUC #curtinuniversity #EPHEA #anzukeducationau #CountryEducationFoundation #ruraleducation


We have teamed up with #angusbarrettsaddlery to provide a unique mentorship opportunity in Orange NSW. Read Angus' story and why he is wanting to 'give back' and mentor a "kid from the bush". Link to #Blog in bio

#CountryEducationFoundation #cefeducation

Can you guess where Lisa and Nicole from the national office were conducting scholarship interviews and visiting a CEF local foundation this week? βœˆοΈπŸš—β˜€οΈ

@ontheroadagain #CEFFarWest #CUCFarWest

β€œGiving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.”

Give a little of your time to help rural and regional youth access post-school education.

For more information on why you should volunteer for CEF, check out

#cefaustralia #cefaus #countryeducationfoundation
#GivingTuesdayAUS #volunteering

Our exciting matched giving campaign ends in just FOUR DAYS and the response has been incredible! ✨πŸ’ͺ

With drought, bushfires and COVID-19 taking a toll on rural and regional communities, every dollar is so valuable in supporting our rural and and regional youth unlock their full potential.


2020 CEF Alumni Rising Star joint winners! ✨🀩✨🀩 So outstanding were the nominees this year that we couldn't split these two winners.

Heather from CEF Grenfell is studying wool classing 🐏and agriculture through @tafensw in Cowra and Matilda from Shoalhaven Education Fund is a Bachelor of Arts & Law student at @sydney_uni who is passionate about creating change for Indigenous Australia.

#CountryEducationFoundation #CEFAlumni #ruraleducation #TAFENSW #usydonline #shoalhaven #grenfell

Introducing our 2020 CEF Rising Star...Jamee Johnson! Jamee is a 3rd year nursing and paramedic student from Blackall, QLD and is studying at #QUT. ✨🀩

Her caring nature is undeniable. Not only does she work as an aged care assistant nurse and weekend sports medic, Jamee also tends to more than 100 house plants living happily and healthily in her apartment...something which is a struggle for many of us! πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈπŸŒ»πŸŒΌ #Blog link in bio

#CountryEducationFoundation #CEFAlumni #AlintaEnergy #qutrealword #paramedic #nursing #jameejohnsonn

"CEF is for the country, by the country and run by people in the country who have an excellent understanding of the challenges young people face when pursuing further education opportunities." Raymond Happ -

Raymond's desire to give back through his profession and his sense of community that made him a stand out for the 2020 Alinta Energy - CEF Young Achiever. #Blog link in bio

#CountryEducationFoundation #CEFAlumni #cefeducation #AlintaEnergy #unealumni #uninewengland #coonamble

Outside of her work as the principal optometrist at Eyewear Specs in Forbes, Lauren Hutchinson works passionately in the community to deliver services to patients unable to access them otherwise.

Read on to see why Lauren was the perfect choice for our Alinta Energy – CEF Alumni Community Champion for 2020 βœ¨πŸ‘πŸ€©πŸ˜Ž Link in Bio

#CountryEducationFoundation #CEFAlumni #CommunityChampion #forbesnsw #eyewearspecs #AlintaEnergy #QUT #qutrealworld

"It is an honour to be awarded Alumnus of the Year. Previous winners have achieved some incredible accomplishments and I feel privileged and humbled that my work has been recognised to be of a similar standard," Alinta Energy - CEF Alumnus of the Year, Brooke Kaveney.

When you read her story, it's not hard to see why Brooke claimed the highest accolade in our 2020 Alumni Awards ✨😍πŸ’ͺ Link in bio

#CountryEducationFoundation #CEFAlumni #charlessturtuni #AlintaEnergy

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