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The future is female

At the inaugural Future Women Studio Session, a panel discussion led by FW editor-at-large Jamila Rizvi, AIEF Alum Paula-Rose Bassett was honoured to deliver the Acknowledgement of Country and speak about the importance of female empowerment.

Ask Her Anything

Michelle Penfold is founder and director of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation. In Future Women’s latest Ask Me Anything, she opens up about the Foundation, its partnership with Future Women and the importance of femininity.

AIEF partners with the Future Women Foundation

A percentage of every membership of Future Women will go towards funding a quality education for Indigenous girls.

Scholarship Program: Shae Williamson

Meet AIEF-BHP Tertiary Scholarship Student Shae Williamson, a case study in the 2017 AIEF Annual Report.

Big sister achieves her dream

The Australian announces AIEF's 2017 outcomes and speaks to Nikita Crawshaw-Kearney and her younger sister Jada about achieving their dreams through education.

Lachlan Thomas – The Stockman’s Grandson

AIEF-BHP Scholarship Student Lachlan Thomas has been named winner of the songcraft category in his 16-18 age group at the 2018 Act-Belong-Commit Fairbridge Festival Quest.

Everyone can play a part in closing the gap

AIEF Scholarship Graduate Unngoorra Harbour gave the following speech at AIEF Corporate Partner KPMG’s National Reconciliation Week event in Brisbane on 30 May 2018.

Changing the future of reconciliation

On 30 May 2018, AIEF Graduate Jackson Dowling was proud to address the national offices of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) at their event marking National Reconciliation Week.

"I am determined to break the cycle"

AIEF Scholarship Graduate Jola Cumming gave the following speech at AIEF Corporate Partner SAP’s Branch Meeting on 30 May 2018. At the Branch Meeting, AIEF received a 10,000 Euro donation from SAP, sharing the money with SAP ANZ’s other CSR partner.

Realising my potential

AIEF Scholarship Graduate Gabrielle Ebsworth gave the following speech at AIEF Major Partner The Ireland Funds Australia’s Melbourne Luncheon on 18 May 2018.

The gap stops here

Our track record of success should be enough to earn AIEF a sustainable future.

Closing the Gap is a matter of family pride

AIEF Alumni Nathan Bassani, Libby Cook-Black, Bernard Kelly and Lowanna Moran speak to The Australian about being part of a generation of young Indigenous people who are closing the gap in Year 12 attainment – and how this is changing their families and communities for the better.

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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.