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Following his dreams

Meet Siegfried who completed Year 12 in 2019 at St Joseph's Nudgee College on an AIEF Scholarship.

Inspiring the next generation of women in STEM

Meet AIEF Alum Tahlia Prior (St Peters Lutheran College, 2015), a case study in the AIEF 2019 Annual Report.

Giving back to communities

Meet AIEF Tertiary Scholar Unngoorra Harbour (St Joseph's Nudgee College, 2015), a case study in the AIEF 2019 Annual Report.

Supporting AIEF

The Estate of the Late Dr Guy Kendall White AM

AIEF Scholarships change lives

AIEF Board Director Emily Hill discusses her personal connection with AIEF and the transformative experience of boarding at St Catherine’s School, Waverley.

Now that's what you call remote learning

AIEF Scholarship Student TJ from Melbourne Grammar School talks to The Australian about his dedicated approach to remote learning while at home in the Kimberley.

Proud of his heritage

AIEF Alum Jy Simpkin talks to the North Melbourne Football Club about his journey from boarding at Scotch College, Melbourne to his career as a professional footballer, and the cultural education and awareness he has valued along the way.

Front-yard salute to great-great grandad who gave his all

AIEF Scholarship Student Mabel-Jean Lochowiak talks to The Weekend Australian about her dedication to her education at Seymour College, Adelaide and honouring her great-great grandfather who enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces and fought at Gallipoli.

Our response to COVID-19

A message from AIEF’s Executive Director Andrew Penfold AM on our response to COVID-19.

New Generation Indigenous Leaders for IWD

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Future Women and Witchery are honouring new generation Indigenous leaders at an event on 5 March in Sydney, with an AIEF Alum to deliver the Acknowledgement of Country.

AIEF puts target in sight

AIEF Scholarship Students Allira and Stephanie from PLC Sydney talk to The Weekend Australian about the opportunities they have received through their scholarships and their aspirations to attend university.

AIEF Students to attend TEDxSydney 2020

TEDxSydney is offering a number of AIEF Scholarship Students the opportunity to attend the event free of charge through its ‘Pay It Forward’ initiative.

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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.