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AIEF Scholarship Students Celebrate New Chapter with National Community

Graduating Class of 2022 celebrates achievements with AIEF network at the Sydney Opera House.

AIEF Alum Flourishing in Culture of Empowerment

AIEF Alum Latiesha Dunbar talks about her AIEF journey as "the opportunity of a lifetime".

Ausbil CEO Swims English Channel to Raise Funds for AIEF Scholarships

Ausbil CEO and AIEF supporter Ross Youngman has completed the 33 kilometre swim across the English Channel to raise funds for AIEF Scholarships.

Scholarships lift Indigenous youth

AIEF Scholarship Students feature in The Australian alongside AIEF Chair Warren Mundine, talking about the power of opportunity.

Mining potential from Indigenous communities

AIEF Scholarship Students visit South32 Cannington Mine to learn about career pathways, including engineering, maintenance, technical services and warehouse services.

Indigenous scholarship holders return home as inspirations

AIEF Scholarship Students, the Dann sisters appear in the national network of metropolitan daily newspapers. Their proud mother Justine talks about the empowering opportunities available through quality education.

Education is Empowerment

A message from Justine Brown, Mother of Summer-Sky Dann (St Catherine’s, 2018) and AIEF Scholarship Students, Priscilla, Agnus and Joy.


In February 2017 AIEF established a QLD team to support the state’s large cohort of AIEF Scholarship Students and Graduates, who previously received support from the AIEF team in Sydney.

The childhood bond driving Watson and Hynes

AIEF Alum and NRL player Connor Watson discusses the growth of his charity, the Cultural Choice Association, which focuses on suicide prevention amongst young Indigenous people.

Indigenous pupils hit 94pc completion rate

AIEF Alum Kyh Samuelsson and sister Jaidey speak to The Australian about the importance of education and the benefits of attending boarding school on an AIEF Scholarship.

How a good education helped Indigenous man Nathan Bassani to have it all

AIEF Alum Nathan Bassani speaks to News Corp Australia about the importance of education and the benefits of attending boarding school on an AIEF Scholarship.

AIEF Partners Among Australia’s Best Workplaces in 2022

Two AIEF partners, champions of opportunity and equality, Commonwealth Bank and KPMG among the 2022 best places to work.

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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.