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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.

The Weekend Australian – Business Pulse

Business Pulse reports from the launch of the 2015 AIEF Annual Report, hosted by KPMG in Sydney.

The Australian – Hopes of growth for scheme ensuring heritage and future

Jaimee Moran is one of a record 100 AIEF graduates in 2015. The Australian reports that with substantial new investment, AIEF could scale to achieve benchmark outcomes for many more enthusiastic, hard working students just like her.

Media Release: AIEF partners with UTS to create opportunities for Indigenous university students

The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation and the University of Technology Sydney have announced a new partnership that will provide scholarships for Indigenous students at UTS.

Pro Bono Australia News – Evolving Chair: Why Being Chair is not Mundane for Mundine

In an interview with Pro Bono Australia, AIEF Chair Warren Mundine discusses his role, AIEF’s work and why providing educational opportunities for Indigenous children is so important.

The Australian – Closing the gap requires embracing success stories

Following the Prime Minister’s annual Closing the Gap statement to parliament The Australian calls on the federal government to continue to support AIEF because "success is what is needed to close the gap, and success should be shamelessly embraced and pursued."

The Australian – Dreaming of a future that reconciles two worlds

Speaking to The Australian from their home in Mutijulu, in the shadow of Uluru, AIEF Scholarship Student Deon and his family say they hope his education at Sydney's Scots College, which is already inspiring cousins and friends, will equip him to one day lead the community.

The Australian – In Freeman's footsteps, a path of endless possibilities

Edna Coolburra aspires to give back to her community after graduating last month on a scholarship provided by AIEF in partnership with the Cathy Freeman Foundation.

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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.