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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.

Support from FGX continues to pay dividends

FGX shareholders and fund managers continue to play an important role in setting the foundation for tomorrow’s leaders, by supporting AIEF to create more opportunities for young Indigenous people to achieve nation changing outcomes.

“The reason we’d been put together became clear very quickly”

Kymberly Dryden, Manager R&D Incentives at KPMG, mentors Tarli who is in Year 11 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point. She gives an insight into her mentoring experience.

AIEF is in the business of nation changing

"AIEF is empowering our Indigenous children through educational opportunities across the nation.” AIEF has grown to support around 450 students on scholarships annually, and like Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt MP, they all have the potential to change the nation.

Women steal the show at Indigenous awards

AIEF Alum Nyah Teiotu appears in The Courier Mail talking about her journey to becoming the first ever Indigenous female engineer employed by AIEF’s partner BHP.

A trusted mentor

Meet AIEF Scholarship Student Vivica and her mentor Linnae, a case study in the AIEF 2018 Annual Report.

Mentoring broadens horizons

Meet AIEF Scholarship Student Cordell and his mentor Richard from Qantas, a case study in the AIEF 2018 Annual Report.

Scholarships offer new path

AIEF Alumni Jamika Shillingsworth and Frances Blackman speak to The Australian about their journeys from the remote community of Charleville to completing Year 12 at Ipswich Girls' Grammar School.

He was told he was a nobody. Isaiah grew up to become somebody

St Gregory's College Campbelltown Alum Isaiah Dawe launches ID. Know Yourself mentoring program for Indigenous youth in foster care.

Giving back via indigenous policy

AIEF Alum Jerome Pang (Marist College Ashgrove, 2013) speaks to The Australian about giving back to his community and dedicating his future career to Indigenous policy.

Students' role model shows what's possible

AIEF Alum James Widders-Leece speaks to The Australian about his role in supporting young Indigenous students at Knox Grammar School, where he completed Year 12 in 2014.

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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.