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A message of Indigenous hope

An editorial from The Australian on how education sets up a virtuous cycle for remote communities

600 Graduation days and counting

AIEF Scholarship Graduates Ella Rigney and Joe Franciscus speak to The Australian about the excitement of completing Year 12 and what the future holds.

Paradise found in world of learning

The Mooka family – AIEF Scholarship Graduates Adimin (with baby Bawanab) and Cassandra, and their parents Patricia and Thomas – speak to The Australian about why they wanted a boarding school education, and the experience of travelling to Sydney for the first time to attend AIEF’s 10th anniversary celebration.

Learning clears path to a life on the beat

AIEF Scholarship Graduate Delwyn Wunungmurra completed Year 12 in 2016. He talks to The Australian about returning home to the remote community of Gapuwiyak and joining the police force, becoming a role model for his younger siblings and community.

Believing it's possible

AIEF Pathways Advisor Jemmason Power was honoured to deliver the Acknowledgement of Country at the annual Ireland Funds Australia Brisbane luncheon.

Providing the foundation to create our own stories

AIEF Scholarship Graduate Matthew Chard gave the following speech at AIEF Corporate Partner SAP’s Asia Pacific Employee Town Hall on 26 July 2018.

Home where the heart is when living is learning

AIEF Scholarship Graduate Lonnie Naawi speaks to The Australian about her journey to boarding school and the support and encouragement she continues to receive from AIEF as she studies at university.

Because of her, we can!

At the HSBC NAIDOC Week event held on 6 July, AIEF Scholarship Graduate Shannon Hanning spoke about the strong Indigenous women who have influenced and shaped her educational journey.

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.

A life-changing scholarship

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

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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.