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Blast the glass ceiling

UQ Contact Magazine sits down with AIEF Alum Nyah Teiotu, a blast and drill mining specialist with BHP, to learn how she is leading the charge for the next generation of Indigenous women in STEM.

Father's friend ignited a longing for the law

AIEF Scholarship Student Kirrah Stothers speaks to The Australian about her decision to go to boarding school for her senior years and work toward her goal of attending university to become a lawyer.

Students meet the man in charge

AIEF Scholarship Students Benjamin (Marist College Ashgrove) and Charlotte (Ipswich Girls' Grammar School) talk to The Australian about meeting Prime Minister Scott Morrison during their participation in the Work Exposure in Government (WEX) Programme.

Young dreams come true as stars align

AIEF Alum Keiryn Lenoy (Pymble Ladies’ College, 2010) and students from her Deadly Tennis program appear in The Australian, alongside the inspirational Ash Barty and Evonne Goolagong Cawley.

​AIEF announces Governor-General as Patron-in-Chief

The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) has announced the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), as its new Patron-in-Chief.

First in the family

Shae Marr, who recently completed her studies on an AIEF-BHP Tertiary Scholarship, is proud to be among the CQUni students who are first in their family to graduate.

How family tragedy helped Watson create positive change

AIEF Alum Connor Watson (Knox Grammar School, 2014) talks to about creating opportunities for Indigenous youth.

Scholarship students gather to celebrate

An article in the Koori Mail about the AIEF Class of 2019 Year 12 Graduation event in Sydney.

Graduation the start of a dream run

AIEF Scholarship Graduates Harry Doolan and Eliza Shaw speak to The Australian about the how their education has opened up a world of new possibilities.

An inspired choice to show power of learning

AIEF Alum Neerim Callope (St Augustine's College, 2010) talks to The Weekend Australian about speaking alongside his father at the AIEF Class of 2019 Graduation Celebration, and inspiring the next generation of Indigenous students.

Love of drama signals path to better future

Leana Scott from Bourke became AIEF’s 500th graduate after completing Year 12 at Loreto Normanhurst in 2018. She speaks to The Australian about becoming a strong role model for her three younger sisters who are following in her footsteps at school in Sydney on AIEF Scholarships.

Banking on Indigenous success

AIEF Alum Jess Tedim talks about her experiences working for the Commonwealth Bank in her home town of Walgett.

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The encouragement and leadership provided by AIEF and its visionary establishment in 2008 has been a great investment in our nation.

Professor The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
Patron, AIEF


The AIEF Scholarship Program and the AIEF Pathways Program are supported by the Australian Government in collaboration with individual, philanthropic and corporate supporters from the private sector.