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World was waiting for Jakheen

The Weekend Australian speaks to AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship Student Jakheen Coaby and his mentor Rob Carruthers from BHP Billiton.

The skills to change a nation

AIEF Executive Director Andrew Penfold AM is featured in the Freshfields Alumni newsletter, a publication distributed over 10,000 people globally. Andrew worked at Freshfields in London from 1991-1992 and in Hong Kong from 1995-1996.

Scholars’ vow: We will be astonishing

Speaking from the AIEF Year 12 Graduation ceremony in Brisbane, students Jamika and Kobe told The Weekend Australian they were determined to use their education to give back to their communities.

FGX donates to provide more Indigenous scholarships

The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) is a beneficiary of a total $2.29 million donation to Australian charities for the 2016 financial year by the Future Generation Investment Company (FGX).

Talk must lead to action

Speech by 2011 graduate Jemmason Power at an event to launch News Corp Australia's Reconciliation Action Plan in Brisbane.

The Weekend Australian – Scholarship opens kids’ eyes to all that is possible

The Weekend Australian speaks to AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship Student Jasmin Barunga-Lutch and fellow AIEF Scholar, Jhdara Jones at the AIEF Year 12 Graduation ceremony for NSW, VIC and WA schools, hosted by the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove.

What my Scholarship has meant to me

Speech by Latiesha Dunbar at the Qantas Women of the Future Awards hosted by the Australian Women’s Weekly in Sydney.

The Australian – Mitch determined to match AIEF investment in success

Commonwealth Bank CEO Ian Narev and Mitch Heritage, the first AIEF Alum to successfully apply for the bank’s prestigious graduate program, speak to The Australian about how AIEF is helping young Indigenous Australians turn their dreams into reality.

The Australian – Program is transforming lives

The Australian calls on the federal government to support an AIEF proposal seeking funding tied to outcomes, under which AIEF would receive funding each time a student graduates from Year 12, with the funding to pay for the next student to enter the program.

Becoming the best role model I can be

Speech by 2015 graduate Gabrielle Ebsworth at an event marking NAIDOC Week in the Sydney office of AIEF Corporate Partner Perpetual.

$1.3m investment in tertiary scholarships helps students achieve their dreams

Speech by AIEF-Shalom Gamarada Scholarship Student Murrie Kemp at an event marking NAIDOC Week in the Sydney office of AIEF Corporate Partner HSBC.

I can make a difference

Speech by 2015 graduate Indiana Taylor-Stevens at an event marking NAIDOC Week in the Melbourne office of AIEF Corporate Partner BP.

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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.