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Indigenous scholars want to give back to community

AIEF Scholarship Students Vivica, Maria and Sarah from Loreto Normanhurst talk to The Weekend Australian about their aspirations for future study and giving back to their communities.

AIEF-BHP Tertiary Scholar in The Australian

AIEF-BHP Tertiary Scholar Wyatt Cook-Revell (Ipswich Grammar School, 2016) discusses how he developed his passion for law in an opinion piece in The Australian.

Now that's what you call remote learning

AIEF Scholarship Student TJ from Melbourne Grammar School talks to The Australian about his dedicated approach to remote learning while at home in the Kimberley.

Proud of his heritage

AIEF Alum Jy Simpkin talks to the North Melbourne Football Club about his journey from boarding at Scotch College, Melbourne to his career as a professional footballer, and the cultural education and awareness he has valued along the way.

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.

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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.