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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.

Funding programs narrow the education gap for young Indigenous Australians

AIEF Scholarship graduate Bernard Kelly features in The Sunday Age Education Supplement talking about completing Year 12 at Melbourne Grammar School and his experience with AIEF

Kick-starting the game of life

AIEF Scholarship graduate Nathan Bassani speaks to The Australian about how AIEF has helped him on his career journey.

SAP supporting student success

When Caitlin and her mentor Lis Miller, a Sales Manager at SAP, first met back in 2015, they “just clicked”.

Student to follow nan’s inspiring work

AIEF Scholarship students Danella Mene and Melekai Williams speak to The Australian at the AIEF Year 12 Graduation ceremony for Queensland schools, about giving back to their communities.

FGX donates towards Indigenous education

The Future Generation Investment Company (FGX) has donated to the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) as part of a total $3.84 million donation to Australian charities for the 2017 financial year.

I knew uni was there... but not how I could get there

AIEF Scholarship students Nikita Kearney and Bailey Widders speak to The Australian at the AIEF Year 12 Graduation ceremony for NSW, VIC and WA schools, about the opportunities they have embraced through education.

Investment helps students believe in themselves

Solicitor Kygim King tells The Weekend Australian how her AIEF Scholarship set her on a path to becoming the first person in her family to graduate from university.

The Weekend Australian – Business Pulse

Business Pulse reports from the launch of the AIEF 2016 Annual Report, hosted by KPMG in Sydney.

Changing the narrative

Andrew Penfold speaks to The Deal about what AIEF is doing to change the narrative from Indigenous disadvantage to success.

Foundation lights up new horizons

The Australian announces AIEF's 2016 outcomes and speaks to one of the 97 graduates who made up the AIEF class of 2016.


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.

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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.