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“My education will help me make an impact in my community”

“AIEF changed my life. Things could have been so different for me and I am grateful that AIEF’s support did not end by simply providing us with access to high-quality education.”

“Education unlocks doors I once thought closed to me and my family”

“Doors that were once firmly shut for us have become more accessible.”

AIEF Partners attract, retain and develop

AIEF congratulates our partners Commonwealth Bank Australia and SAP for making LinkedIn’s 2023 Top Companies List which recognises Australia’s best places to work this year.

AIEF Under the Sails

AIEF celebrates the graduating Class of 2022 and all their achievments. Bringing together every corner of the AIEF network, this was a truly special occasion.

Winning visions for a future Indigenous prime minister

AIEF scholars Ella Rigney and Randall Mumbulla share their visions of an Indigenous prime minister while visiting Parliament House in Canberra for the Anniversary of the National Apology.

Out of the bush to fulfil a dream

AIEF Tertiary Internship Scholars Injarra (St Joseph's Nudgee College, 2020) and Traeden (Ipswich Grammar School, 2018) make their families proud as they embark on professional development opportunities with AIEF Partner HSBC.

Proud to follow army pioneer's footsteps

AIEF Scholarship Student, William Humes features in The Australian citing his great-grandfather "Reg" Saunders for inspiring him to become a cadet at Knox, and follow in his footsteps of an army career.

Tanika Davis receives Hireup Grant

AIEF Alum Tanika receives Hireup Grant which directly supports her 'The I Am' movement.

Strategy for ensuring equal healthcare

AIEF Scholarship Student and paediatric cardiology patient Carcia, reflects on the importance of the new First Nations Health Equity Strategy that supports Indigenous patients like her.

Census 2021

AIEF Executive Director Andrew Penfold AM comments on Indigenous education results from the latest census.

AIEF Scholarship Student on the Road to Success

AIEF Scholarship Student Dakota Callope talks about breaking out of her comfort zone and the power of friendship in her education journey.

AIEF Scholarship Student blazing the way for Cooktown youth

AIEF Scholarship Student Arthur talks about adapting to studying from afar and the impact of the support he receives from back home.

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As part of the AIEF Scholarship Program, Indigenous youth – whose enduring cultures have nurtured this continent for tens of thousands of years – become beneficiaries of an education that will stand them in good stead in whatever future endeavours they choose.

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.