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Front-yard salute to great-great grandad who gave his all

AIEF Scholarship Student Mabel-Jean Lochowiak talks to The Weekend Australian about her dedication to her education at Seymour College, Adelaide and honouring her great-great grandfather who enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces and fought at Gallipoli.

Our response to COVID-19

A message from AIEF’s Executive Director Andrew Penfold AM on our response to COVID-19.

New Generation Indigenous Leaders for IWD

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Future Women and Witchery are honouring new generation Indigenous leaders at an event on 5 March in Sydney, with an AIEF Alum to deliver the Acknowledgement of Country.

AIEF puts target in sight

AIEF Scholarship Students Allira and Stephanie from PLC Sydney talk to The Weekend Australian about the opportunities they have received through their scholarships and their aspirations to attend university.

AIEF Students to attend TEDxSydney 2020

TEDxSydney is offering a number of AIEF Scholarship Students the opportunity to attend the event free of charge through its ‘Pay It Forward’ initiative.

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.

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Professor The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
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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.