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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.

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.

When internships make an impact

Meet AIEF Tertiary Scholar Jerone Wills (St Joseph's Nudgee College, 2014), a case study in the AIEF 2018 Annual Report.

Strong support network key to success

Meet AIEF Alum Ellen Pike, (St Vincent’s College, Potts Point, 2013; AIEF Tertiary Graduate), a case study in the AIEF 2018 Annual Report.

Dream come true to don the blue

Meet AIEF Alum Kayleb Hawkins (Knox Grammar School, 2015), a case study in the AIEF 2018 Annual Report.

Educating the next generation

Meet AIEF 2018 Year 12 Graduate Ivana, a case study in the AIEF 2018 Annual Report.

Following his passion for the land

Meet AIEF 2018 Year 12 Gradudate Khalu, a case study in the AIEF 2018 Annual Report.

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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.