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Education the best platform for lifting Indigenous futures

Helping Indigenous boys and girls choose the futures they aspire to is at the heart of AIEF’s mission, writes Executive Director Andrew Penfold in The Australian.

Young Aboriginal people inspiring their peers to strive for careers

AIEF Alum PJ Crocombe (Scotch College, Melbourne, 2018) features in ABC News' feature about how Indigenous youth from Waldeye are carving a new path for themselves and their community.

Indigenous students excel as cloud looms over scholarship funding

The Australian reports on the outstanding results achieved by AIEF Scholarship Students during the height of the pandemic.

Students give Indigenous scholarships full marks

Three AIEF Scholarship students from remote communities who now attend The Scots College in Sydney appear in The Australian, discussing their hopes and dreams for after finishing Year 12.

Education alarm as attendances plunge in remote schools

The disruption of COVID-19 in 2020 led to falling school attendance rates in Indigenous Australia, particularly in remote communities.

AIEF partner Commonwealth Bank among Australia’s best workplaces

AIEF Corporate Partner Commonwealth Bank has been named in AFR BOSS Magazine’s 2021 ranking of Australia’s best places to work.

AIEF partners and supporters among Australia's biggest philanthropists

Corporate giving reached an all-time high in Australia in 2020 and we weren’t surprised to see that many of AIEF’s major partners and supporters were among the most generous donors

AIEF-BHP Tertiary Scholarship Graduates continue to Think Big

Five AIEF-BHP Tertiary Scholars have recently graduated from university, bringing the total number of AIEF-BHP Tertiary Graduates to 21 to date.

Changing Our Nation

Sky News Australia follows a group of AIEF Scholarship Students in the one-hour special documentary Changing Our Nation.

Improving health will improve Indigenous lives

AIEF Graduate Injarra Harbour (St Joseph's Nudgee College) discusses his aspirations to study medicine and close the life expectancy gap in Indigenous communities in an opinion piece in The Daily Telegraph.

Making waves: Decision time for AFL's newest draft buddy

AIEF Graduate and emerging football star Jamarra Ugle-Hagan (Scotch College, Melbourne) features on the front page of The Australian ahead of the 2020 AFL national draft pick.

Winton 'trailblazer' features in Sky News documentary

AIEF Graduate Injarra (St Joseph's Nudgee College) talks to The Longreach Leader about discussing his goals and dreams in the Sky News Changing Our Nation documentary.

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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.