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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.

A trusted mentor

Meet AIEF Scholarship Student Vivica and her mentor Linnae, a case study in the AIEF 2018 Annual Report.

Mentoring broadens horizons

Meet AIEF Scholarship Student Cordell and his mentor Richard from Qantas, a case study in the AIEF 2018 Annual Report.

Scholarships offer new path

AIEF Alumni Jamika Shillingsworth and Frances Blackman speak to The Australian about their journeys from the remote community of Charleville to completing Year 12 at Ipswich Girls' Grammar School.

He was told he was a nobody. Isaiah grew up to become somebody

St Gregory's College Campbelltown Alum Isaiah Dawe launches ID. Know Yourself mentoring program for Indigenous youth in foster care.

Giving back via indigenous policy

AIEF Alum Jerome Pang (Marist College Ashgrove, 2013) speaks to The Australian about giving back to his community and dedicating his future career to Indigenous policy.

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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.