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Alumni

AIEF is proud to support its growing network of alumni to pursue productive careers and fulfilling lives.

Information about alumni from graduating classes 2008-2015 follows. Information about students attending school and university in 2016, including the graduating class of 2016, can be found here under their individual schools.

Class of 2015

Clayfield College

Jesse

Jesse from North Toowoomba completed Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2015. In 2016 Jesse completed her first year of a Bachelor of Nursing at the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane. Jesse is enjoying her course and undertook her first placement in Orthopaedics at St Vincent’s Hospital in Toowoomba. Jesse is looking forward to continuing her studies in 2017 and would like to study post-graduate Medicine.

Edna

Edna from Palm Island completed Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2015 on an AIEF-CFF Scholarship. Following the completion of Year 12, Edna deferred studying a Bachelor of Applied Public Health at the Australian Catholic University’s Banyo campus and commenced a receptionist role at the local council in her home community of Palm Island.

Cranbrook School

Matthew

Matthew from Nowra completed Year 12 at Cranbrook School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 he completed his first year of a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws at the University of New South Wales. Throughout the year he also took part in co-curricular activities such as the UNSW Law Mooting Competition of Australia's First Peoples and has worked as a Research Assistant for a NSW Barrister. Matt is looking forward to continuing his studies in 2017.

Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart

Gabrielle

Gabrielle from Narromine completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Gabrielle moved to Melbourne and completed her first year of a Bachelor of Arts Extended, majoring in Sociology, at the University of Melbourne. Gabrielle enjoys living at college and is very involved in the social activities at college and at university. Gabrielle also delivered a speech at the 2016 NAIDOC Week event at AIEF Corporate Partner Perpetual in Sydney. She looks forward to continuing her studies in 2017 and is looking forward to helping to run the college O Week.

Madeleine

Madeleine from Baldry completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. After graduating from Kincoppal Madeleine deferred her university offer and undertook a gap year placement at Privates Gymnasium Sacré Coeur Wien (Sacred Heart Grammar School Vienna). Madeleine completed this placement over several months in 2016, working in the school’s English department (and wherever needed). Following this, Madeleine undertook ‘help exchange’ in Scotland and England and travelled around Europe. Madeleine is currently living in Ballarat.

Anika

Anika from Pearl Beach completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. On completion of her HSC, Anika gained a place in Monash University’s Indigenous Enabling Program which she undertook in Semester 1 of 2016. Following this, Anika commenced a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Social Work at Monash University. In 2017, Anika plans on transferring to The University of Sydney’s Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences program so that she can be closer to family.

Tarley

Tarley from Wallsend completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. When Tarley finished school she commenced the Yapug program at The University of Newcastle, with a view to studying law but realised her passion was education and transferred to a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (Honours) at the university, commencing in 2017. Tarley is also working to complete her Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical).

Megan

Megan from Leeton completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Megan successfully gained a place in the INSEARCH Communication program at The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) after taking part in the Jumbunna Direct Entry Program three day assessment program. Megan enjoyed the course, but felt that she was not clear on her goals for the future so she decided to defer and re-think her aspirations. After some thought, Megan plans on studying either a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery at UTS in 2017.

Knox Grammar School

Troy

Troy from Sydney completed Year 12 at Knox Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Troy commenced a Bachelor of Business and Commerce at Western Sydney University, before deferring in Semester Two to focus on his NRL career. Troy plays for the Parramatta Eels Under 20s team and looks forward to continuing his sporting career in 2017.

Harrison

Harrison from Croydon completed Year 12 at Knox Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Harrison commenced a Bachelor of Biomedical Science in 2016 at the Australian Catholic University but deferred mid-year to undertake full time work in retail. Harrison is hoping to start a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2017 and looks forward to the challenge.

Drew

Drew from Worrigee completed Year 12 at Knox Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Drew accepted an offer to study a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney, but deferred his course in 2016 to pursue acting. Drew is preparing for acting school auditions and working as an apprentice chef.

La Salle College

Lesley

Lesley from Paraburdoo completed Year 12 at La Salle College in 2015 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. After finishing school, Lesley moved to Karratha to connect with his family and community.

Loreto Normanhurst

Stephanie

Stephanie is a Bundjalung woman from Tamworth who completed Year 12 at Loreto Normanhurst in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Stephanie spent time with her family and community and worked full time in in a retail telecommunications role. In 2017 Stephanie will commence a Bachelor of Environmental Science at The University of Wollongong. Stephanie demonstrates a strong commitment to environmental issues and hopes to make a positive impact through her career.

Marist College Ashgrove

Lliam

Lliam from Shailer Park completed Year 11 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Lliam successfully completed a Diploma of Justice at TAFE in Brisbane. In 2017 Lliam hopes to study a Bachelor of Law in Brisbane.

Melbourne Grammar School

Andrew

Andrew from Melbourne completed Year 12 at Melbourne Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Andrew completed his first year of a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne, which he is enjoying immensely. He has been actively involved in university life throughout the year, including with the Arts Society. Andrew is looking forward to continuing his studies in 2017 and would like to major in Psychology.

Jacob

Jacob from Darwin completed Year 12 at Melbourne Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Jacob completed his first year of a Bachelor of Arts Extended at the University of Melbourne. He is looking forward to continuing his studies in 2017.

Pymble Ladies' College

​Keeley-Ann

Keeley-Ann from Melbourne completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Upon completion of her HSC, Keeley successfully gained entry to study a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education at La Trobe University in Bendigo. Keeley has enjoyed the first year of her degree, and has successfully completed two practical teaching placements at local primary schools in Bendigo. Keeley is expected to graduate in 2018 and is looking forward to pursuing a career as a specialist health and physical education primary school teacher. Keeley has continued to pursue her love of tennis, and has been actively involved in her local tennis community.

Scotch College

Lachlan

Lachlan from Leonora completed Year 12 at Scotch College in 2015. Lachlan is currently living in his home town and is a first year Apprentice Electrician.

Austin

Austin from Port Hedland completed Year 12 at Scotch College in 2015 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. During school he completed a Certificate II in Kitchen Operations. After graduating he completed a Certificate II in Hospitality. Currently Austin is employed full time on a fly in fly out basis with ESS Compass Group in hospitality.

Scotch College, Melbourne

Aidyn

Aidyn from Echuca completed Year 12 at Scotch College, Melbourne in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015 Aidyn was drafted into AFL, playing for Port Adelaide Power, his favourite team. In 2016 Aidyn played in the SANFL before injuring his hamstring. After making a good recovery, Aidyn is looking forward to continuing to build his AFL career with Port Adelaide in 2017.

Shalom College, UNSW

Mitch

Mitch from Brisbane graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales in 2015, on an AIEF-Shalom Gamarada Scholarship. In 2016 Mitch secured a competitive Graduate position with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and has enjoyed gaining experience in various areas of the business throughout the year. Through AIEF he was featured in an article in The Australian with Commonwealth Bank CEO Ian Narev. Mitch is looking forward to completing the Graduate Program in 2017 and continuing to build his career.

Mitchell

Mitchell from Devonport graduated from a Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine at The University of New South Wales in 2015 supported by the AIEF-Shalom Gamarada Scholarship. In 2016, Mitchell has enjoyed his medical internship at St Vincent’s Hospital and passed on some valuable advice to budding AIEF secondary graduates looking to study Medicine.

St Augustine's College

Sutchy

Sutchy from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Since completing Year 12, Sutchy has been working in retail and as an assistant in nursing at an aged care home. Sutchy has been studying a Certificate III in Aged Care and has applied to study nursing at university in 2017.

Jayden

Jayden from Innisfail completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Jayden has worked for his family business as a labourer. In 2017, Jayden aspires to gain an apprenticeship in the electrical field.

Trey

Trey from Alyangula completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Following school, Trey returned home to Groote Eylandt in NT to be with his family and friends and work at the local airport. In early 2016, Trey relocated to Geraldton in WA with his family. Trey was quick to find new work that aligned with his aspirations, and commenced with the Green Army initiative in March 2016. This conservation work has seen Trey rehabilitate native plants to areas around Geraldton that need revegetating, and undertake revegetation work on the Abrolhos Islands. In 2017, Trey hopes to secure work as a Ranger in Batchelor, NT.

St Catherine's School, Waverley

​Siobhaun (Sibby)

Siobhaun (Sibby) from Griffith completed Year 12 at St Catherine’s School, Waverley in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 she commenced a Bachelor of Health Science at The University of Sydney. Sibby resides at St Andrews College. She continues to be a hard-working and responsible student who is committed to achieving her goal of being the first person in her family to attend university. In 2017 Sibby is hoping to pursue opportunities in her field with the support of AIEF.

Joyce

Joyce from Katherine completed Year 12 at St Catherine’s School, Waverley in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Joyce completed her first year of a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne. Joyce is highly involved with college and university life, volunteering at the Murrup Barak Experience Camp for prospective Indigenous university students.

St Gregory's College Campbelltown

Kyle

Kyle from Dubbo completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Kyle successfully completed a tertiary preparation program at Southern Cross University, Gold Coast. Kyle plans to stay on the Gold Coast, playing football and studying towards a sports science degree at university. Kyle says that his strong relationship with his AIEF mentor is the best thing about his association with the AIEF.

Harry

Harry from Wellington completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Harry was accepted into a Bachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of Business at the University of New England but deferred his course and spent the year living and working as a jackaroo on a cattle station in NT. He is looking forward to commencing his university studies in 2017.

Charles

Charles from Barmedman completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Charles completed his first year of a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at the University of Sydney and is enjoying his degree.

St Ignatius' College Riverview

Anthony

Anthony from Broome completed Year 12 at St Ignatius’ College Riverview in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Anthony started his Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies at the University of Sydney in 2016 but deferred to focus on his AFL career. Anthony gained some valuable skills from a variety of roles during the year and is looking forward to being in his home community in 2017.

St Joseph's Nudgee College

Lindsay

Lindsay from Brisbane completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Lindsay commenced his first year of a combined Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of International Business. Lindsay is entrepreneurial and business-focused. He has completed a training course in security operations so he is able to support himself financially while at university. Lindsay attended AIEF Alumni Connect events in 2016 and remains engaged with her AIEF Alumni network.

Ryan

Ryan from Darwin completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Ryan completed his first year of a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Technology, Queensland. He also secured a summer internship with a global Engineering company and is looking forward to building his experience in the industry.

Benjamin

Benjamin from Bribie Island completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Benjamin spent time with his family and community in 2016 and also completed a Certificate in Tourism. In 2017 he looks forward to pursuing a professional career in soccer, potentially in the United States. Benjamin attended AIEF Alumni Connect events in 2016 and remains engaged with her AIEF Alumni network.

Unngoorra

Unngoorra from Winton completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Unngoorra completed his first year of a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Queensland University of Technology. He has also continued to pursue a career as an athlete, playing Rugby League with a Brisbane club. Unngoorra has been accepted to transfer to a Bachelor of Biomedical Science in 2017 and plans to work with athletes or in a clinic after graduating.

St Peters Lutheran College

Tahlia

Tahlia from Brisbane completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Tahlia commenced a Bachelor of Engineering at The University of Queensland and resided at Grace College. In 2017 Tahlia is planning to transfer to Queensland University of Technology and hopes to move forward towards her goal of working in the mining industry. Tahlia attended AIEF Alumni Connect events in 2016 and remains engaged with the AIEF Alumni network.

Tjarra

Tjarra from Coffs Harbour completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Tjarra commenced a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at The University of Queensland. She resided at Grace College and has represented the college in various sporting teams. Tjarra is hoping to transfer to a Bachelor of Medicine at The University of Newcastle, a step closer in achieving her goal of becoming a doctor. Tjarra attended AIEF Alumni Connect events in 2016 and remains engaged with her AIEF Alumni network.

Celine

Celine from Home Hill completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Celine completed her first year of a Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) at the University of New South Wales. Celine in enjoying her course, especially her International Politics and Spanish subjects, and loves university and college life. She is looking forward to continuing her studies in 2017.

Klarindah

Klarindah from Melbourne completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Klarindah moved home to Melbourne and commenced a traineeship with AFL Victoria, assisting with Indigenous female participation, overseeing the female Kickstart program and supporting the new Women’s VFL competition. Klarindah is also a talented sportswoman and she has continued to play both Netball and AFL throughout 2016.

Kalina

Kalina from Townsville completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Kalina completed a tertiary preparation program at The University of Queensland in 2016 and transferred to a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies at James Cook University in Semester 2. She is a gifted athlete. Kalina organised an AIEF Alumni Connect in early 2016. In 2017 Kalina is planning a move to be closer to family.

James

James from Innisfail completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 James accepted an offer to study a Bachelor of Education (Primary) at Western Sydney University, but deferred his course to focus on his NRL career. James plays for the Canterbury Bulldogs Under 20s team and looks forward to continuing his sporting career in 2017.

Jacinta

Jacinta from Brisbane completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Jacinta completed her first year of a Bachelor of Laws at the Queensland University of Technology. Jacinta is also a talented sportswoman and continues to excel in athletics.

St Saviour's College

Penibo

Penibo from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at St Saviour’ College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Penibo undertook the Griffith University Preparation Program before moving closer to home and securing work in the hospitality and tourism industry at a local hotel. Penibo successfully applied for an Indigenous program with the Australian Defence Force, which she will commence in March 2017.

Telcy

Telcy from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Telcy received a number of offers from Griffith University when she finished school but she decided to have a gap year back home in the Torres Strait Islands and in Cardwell and Cairns. Telcy hopes to reapply to study a Bachelor of Music at The University of Sydney in 2017.

Sprhee

Sprhee from Cherbourg completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Sprhee really enjoyed her training and development through the Defence Indigenous Development Program. Sprhee hopes to continue building upon her training in 2017.

Tanika

Tanika from Pormpuraaw completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Towards the end of Year 12, Tanika made it her goal to find work with Rio Tinto in Weipa, and she successfully secured a Business Administration Traineeship at the Weipa Town Office. In 2017, Tanika plans to continue her career with Rio Tinto in Weipa and will be moving to an administration role with the company.

Rebekah

Rebekah (Bek) from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. After finishing school, Rebekah decided to make the move to Cairns to study nursing at James Cook University (JCU) through the Indigenous Health Careers Access Program. Bek has enjoyed her first year at university but hopes to visit a new part of Australia in 2017 by taking a gap year and working in the agricultural industry.

St Vincent's College, Potts Point

Indiana

Indiana from Umina Beach completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2015. In 2016 Indiana completed her first year of a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Monash University, which she loves. Indiana has enjoyed university life in 2016 and has been involved with social events and activities at the university. She is looking forward to continuing her studies in 2017, and will undertake her her Occupational Therapy placement. She hopes to work with children on the autism spectrum when she graduates.

Alice

Alice from Nyngan completed Year 12 at St Vincent's College, Potts Point in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Alice commenced a traineeship at a local childcare centre, earning a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Alice is looking forward to continuing her training in 2017.

The Scots College

Dylan

Dylan from Wagga Wagga completed Year 12 at The Scots College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Dylan commenced a Bachelor of Construction Management at the University of Technology, Sydney. Dylan also plays for the Sydney Roosters Under 20s team and is looking forward to returning to the field after an injury earlier in the year.

Wesley College, South Perth

Samuel

Samuel from Mt Lawley graduated from Year 12 at Wesley College on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship in 2015. Sam spent a year at TAFE and completed a Diploma in Sport Development. Samuel is currently living in Adelaide and was recently drafted to join the Port Adelaide Football Club and looks forward to more success in 2017.

Bryce

Bryce from Mirrabooka graduated from Wesley College in 2015. Bryce is a talented artist and his art work was also featured on the cover of AIEF’s 2015 Annual Report. Bryce is currently a Kitchen Hand at the Village Café in Perth.

Class of 2014

AIEF Tertiary Scholarship

Lowanna

Lowanna from Tregear completed Year 12 at St Catherine's School, Waverley in 2010 and later received an AIEF-Shalom Gamarada Scholarship. Lowanna also received an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship in 2014. After completing her Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales in 2014, Lowanna has become an exemplary Teacher in the Sydney region. Lowanna looks forward to continuing her teaching career in 2017.

Carlie

Carlie from Bowraville graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of New South Wales in 2014 supported by an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship. In 2016, Carlie continued her career as a Lawyer at the Special Broadcasting Service. Carlie is also enjoying her responsibilities and experiences being on the Board of Directors at AIEF.

AIEF-BHP Tertiary Scholarship

Timothy

Timothy from Berry graduated from a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Business from The University of Sydney in 2014 supported by the AIEF-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarship. In 2015, Tim began a mining graduate role with BHP Billiton Iron Ore, becoming the first AIEF-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarship student to graduate and secure employment with BHP Billiton. Tim was honoured by the opportunity to perform the Acknowledgement of Country at the AIEF Annual Report and Compendium launch in front of the Former Prime Minister Tony Abbot in Sydney. Tim loves his role working at the Jimblebar mine site in the Pilbara and is looking forward to his future graduate rotations in 2016.

Ipswich Grammar School

Lindsy

Lindsy from Saibai Island in the Torres Strait completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. After finishing school, Lindsy moved back to Seisia in Cape York so he could be closer to and connect with his family and community.

Matthew

Matthew from Moree completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Matthew continued to work in his home community in 2016 and is currently pursuing a career in the Australian Defence Force. Matthew will commence training in Electronic Warfare for the Navy in 2017.

Brannon

Brannon from Woolgoolga completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Brannon worked casually as a labourer in the construction industry until moving to Wales to play Rugby.

Gerrard

Gerrard from Redfern completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Gerrard is currently enlisted in the Australian Defence Force as a Recovery Mechanic. In this role he uses winches, cranes and towing gear to salvage, recover and tow damaged, broken down, bogged and disabled military vehicles and equipment. The experience Gerrard is gaining is valuable for his future in the defence force.

Raymond

Raymond from Karama completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Raymond commenced a Bachelor of Design (Architectural Studies) at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, before deferring to focus on pursuing his passion for rugby league. Raymond returned to Darwin in 2016 to work and be near to family. He plans to return to university in 2017.

Ethan

Ethan from Beaudesert completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Early in 2015 Ethan was playing for the Gold Coast Titans U20s Development Team. Due to injury, Ethan is now playing in the lower grade for Ipswich Jets.

Bryce

Bryce from Walgett completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Bryce commenced a Diploma of Justice Studies at TAFE. Bryce plans to pursue a career in justice, perhaps with the QLD Police Force.

Kaelum (Kane)

Kaelum (Kane) from Oakaloa completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, he worked half the year as a Boilermaker’s apprentice and then made a decision to pursue work and study to become a Dental Assistant.

Allan

Allan from Charters Towers completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015 Allan commenced a Bachelor of Animation at Griffith University, before deferring his course to work.

Knox Grammar School

Connor

Connor from Avoca Beach completed Year 12 at Knox Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Connor commenced a Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology Sydney in 2015, deferring his course in 2016 to focus on his sporting career. After playing for the Sydney Roosters’ under 20s squad in 2015, Connor signed a senior contract with the NRL team and made his first grade debut in 2016, playing a great season.

Jimmy

Jimmy from Armidale completed Year 12 at Knox Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Jimmy commenced a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney, before deferring to focus on playing with the South Sydney Rabbitohs under 20s side. In 2016 Jimmy began working as a landscaper. He plans to return to university in 2017.

La Salle College

Keely

Keely from Onslow completed Year 12 at La Salle College, Perth in 2014 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. In 2016, Keely has been spending time in her home community with family.

Loreto Normanhurst

Tegan

Tegan from Lismore completed Year 12 at Loreto Normanhurst in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Tegan moved back close to home and her community and commenced employment as an Administration Assistant at the Koori Mail. Tegan has loved the experience and looks forward to developing her skills in this area in 2017.

Tarne

Tarne from Tamworth completed Year 12 at Loreto Normanhurst in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Tarne completed her second year of a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at The University of Newcastle. She also enjoyed playing Oztag and made the Australian Indigenous team that travelled to New Zealand.

Marist College Ashgrove

Darnell

Darnell from Murgon completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Darnell enjoyed his rotating placements with the Australian Defence Force and is looking forward to developing his skills and experience in 2017.

Melbourne Grammar School

Brady

Brady from Bairnsdale completed Year 12 at Melbourne Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. He began studying a Bachelor of Science (Extended) at the University of Melbourne in 2015. In 2016, Brady deferred from his course to focus on his passion for doing stand-up comedy and to travel.

Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney

Ellie

Ellie, a young Wiradjuri woman from Warren, completed Year 12 at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Ellie is a highly motivated student who recently completed her second year of a Bachelor of Communications (Social and Political Science) at the University of Technology, Sydney. In 2016 Ellie was awarded an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship. In 2017 Ellie hopes to secure a professional internship in the communications field with the support of AIEF.

Pymble Ladies' College

Biama

Biama from Maroochydore completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Biama completed her second year of a Bachelor of Business at Bond University. Biama has continued to excel during 2016 and remains committed to excellence. In 2016 Biama attended the 2016 AIEF Annual Report Launch and 2016 AIEF Alumni and Tertiary Scholars Yarn’n Circle. In 2017 Biama is looking forward to completing her studies and pursuing opportunities in her field.

Ebithia (Ebi)

Ebithea (Ebi) from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Ebi is currently living in her home community and working. She plans to commence studies in midwifery in 2017.

Andrea

Andrea from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Andrea is currently completing a business administration traineeship whilst living in her local community. Andrea remains connected with AIEF despite her geographic location and is a valued member of the AIEF Alumni network.

Scotch College

Ronald

Ronald from Paraburdoo completed Year 12 at Scotch College, Perth in 2014 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. In 2016, Ronald has been working as an Environmental Health Officer in Meekatharra with Yulella Aboriginal Corporation.

Jesse

Jesse from Albany completed Year 12 at Scotch College, Perth in 2014 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. In 2016, Jesse was the regional manager for Brothaboy Aboriginal clothing label based in Midland, Western Australia. Jesse has continued working as a young entrepreneur in Western Australia.

Shalom College, UNSW

Laura

Laura from Canberra graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery from The University of New South Wales in 2014 on an AIEF-Shalom Gamarada Scholarship. In 2016, Laura secured a Psychology Intern position in a correctional facility.

Khyarne

Khyarne from Dubbo graduated from a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery at The University of New South Wales in 2014 on an AIEF-Shalom Gamarada Scholarship. In 2016, Khyarne completed her medical intern rotations at Dubbo Hospital and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. She is excited to start her new role as an Emergency Department Trainee in 2017.

St Augustine's College

Ashley

Ashley from Croydon, Queensland completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 he successfully completed his second year of an Aeronautical/Mechanical Engineering degree at University of Queensland. In 2017 Ashley is hoping to clarify his goals and interests; he is considering studying commerce as well as mechanical engineering. Ashley is a valued resident of Emmanuel College and will continue to live on campus in 2017.

Ishmaiel

Ishmaiel from Warraber Island completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Ishmaiel continued to work as a Rifleman in the Australian Defence Force, based in Townsville, close to his family and community.

Ewelu

Ewelu from Warraber Island completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Ewelu was working in Townsville as a farmhand, gaining valuable experience in land and animal management.

St Gregory's College Campbelltown

Josh

Josh from Cooma completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 he successfully completed his Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology, Sydney, and continued his cadetship with AIEF Corporate Partner Qantas. He hopes to establish a career at with the company. Josh continues to remain strongly engaged with AIEF and has attended various AIEF Pathways events. Josh and his AIEF mentor have stayed in contact post-school and continue to catch up regularly.

Aidan

Aidanfrom Wreck Bay completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Aidan joined the Australian Defence Force as part of the Cavalry. He has really enjoyed his training and looks forward to developing his skills in 2017.

St Joseph's Nudgee College

Kalkani

Kalkani from Nhulubuy, completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Kalkani has worked in retail since graduating from high school.

Jerone

Jerone from Palmerston, NT completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Jerone completed his second year of a Bachelor of Law at Queensland University of Technology. Jerone was also awarded an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship in 2016 and completed his second AIEF-HSBC Summer Work Placement. He is looking forward to continuing his studies in 2017.

Ketch

Ketch from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Ketch worked on the ferry operating between Thursday Island and the QLD mainland. He has also obtained a Certificate III in Fishing Operations and his diving ticket in order to work in the fishing and marine industry. Ketch is interested in completing further diving training to work on commercial fishing boats.

Bryson

Bryson from Mitchelton completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Bryson worked in the landscaping and construction industry as a labourer, gaining valuable experience for the future.

Daniel

Daniel from Howard Springs completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Daniel completed his second year of a Bachelor of Engineering at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, specialising in mechanical engineering. Daniel is also a talented rugby league player and in 2016, was selected for the Indigenous Australian Invitational Rugby Team 2018 Canada Tour. Daniel is looking forward to continuing his studies in 2017.

Kein

Kein from Bald Hills completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Kein completed his second year of a Bachelor of Business at Queensland University of Technology. He also completed his second summer internship to gain work experience in a large company. Kein is looking forward to continuing his studies in 2017.

Joshua

Joshua (Josh) from Coorolbah completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Josh was working at Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA), where is own experience boarding student has been a valuable asset to the ABSA team and when supporting current Indigenous students.

Phillip

Phillip from Wulagi completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Phillip successfully completed his second year of a Bachelor of Arts at The University of Queensland. Phillip has displayed strong entrepreneurial skills and has launched his own business, Aartbi. In 2016 Phillip completed an internship in Melbourne and in 2017 he will commence an internship with the Department of Science, IT and Innovation. Phillip as remains engaged with AIEF and the AIEF Alumni network and continues to give back to the Nudgee College community as an old boy. He is currently employed by the school.

Tristan

Tristan from Lockhart River completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Tristan worked on roads and maintenance in remote QLD.

Tyrone

Tyrone from Kirwan completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Tyrone is pursuing his goals of playing professional rugby league. He is currently playing for the Redcliffe Dolphins. Tyrone is working full-time and considering employment in the education sector in 2017.

Jesse

Jesse from Kempsey completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Jesse is currently a Supervisor at Q-Pro, building concrete retainer walls and managing a small team.

Daniel

Daniel from Palmerston completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. After deferring university to work in 2015, Daniel completed his first year of a Bachelor of Justice at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane in 2016. Daniel is looking forward to continuing his studies in 2017.

Robert

Robert from Goodooga completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Robbie returned to Goodooga and commenced work in the farming industry. He obtained his heavy vehicle and tractor licences, which are required for farming and harvesting.

Bradley

Bradley from New Mapoon completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Brad worked in construction in Bamaga, Cape York. Brad will commence a Rio Tinto Traineeship in 2017 and hopes to transition into an apprenticeship afterwards.

Brayden

Brayden from Tiwi Islands completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Brayden worked as a concrete labourer in Brisbane, gaining valuable skills and experience that he will be able to drawn upon in the future.

St Peters Lutheran College

Shanice

Shanicefrom Tweed Heeds completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Shanice successfully completed her first year of a Bachelor of Education degree at The University of Queensland. Shanice was awarded an AIEF Academy Scholarship in 2016. Shanice has continues to excel in sport, playing AFL and rugby sevens, and she has represented her university college in athletics.

Denzel

Denzelfrom Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Denzel worked part time in Cairns and Brisbane and in 2016, commenced a butcher’s apprenticeship in Cairns.

Shianne

Shianefrom Townsville completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Shiane commenced a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Shiane remains connected to AIEF and AIEF Alumni network and attended Alumni Connect events in 2016. In 2017 Shiane will continue studying towards her degree.

Daijah

Daijah from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Daijah completed a Bachelor of Business at Bond University, after studying at an accelerated pace. In 2017 Daijah looks forward to returning home for six months to spend some time with family before commencing a Master of Business. Daijah also hopes to study a semester abroad, potentially in New York City.

Kai

Kai from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Kai had a successful year: he completed a business traineeship in Cairns and secured a full-time role as an eHealth Administration Officer. In this role he works with remote communities in Cape York. Kai has played rugby league at a representative level and has again been selected in the Indigenous Australian Invitational Rugby Team, who will tour Canada in 2018. Kai continues to enthusiastically engage with AIEF, recently attending an AIEF Pathways event in Cairns.

St Saviour's College

Sharna

Sharna from Maningrida completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Sharna commenced a Bachelor of Health Science at Charles Darwin University and was awarded the Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship. In the future, Sharna plans to work in health services management to help her community.

Paiton

Paiton from Mitchell completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Paiton worked as a Veterinary Assistant at a local Animal Hospital. Paiton is excited to start a Veterinary Nursing course in 2017 whilst continuing to work with animals.

Neta

Neta from Gracemere completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Neta relocated to Gladstone, QLD in order to be closer to family.

Adimin

Adimin from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Adimin completed her business administration traineeship with the Torres Strait Island Regional Council on Dauan Island and has since continued her employment there.

Ngtali

Ngtali from Dugandan completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Ngtali commenced a tertiary preparation program at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba with a view to studying Indigenous Studies and Community Development. Ngtali is a talented netballer and has played in numerous representative teams. She remains connected to AIEF Alumni networks and attended an AIEF Alumni Connect earlier in 2016.

St Scholastica's College

Alyssa

Alyssa from Walgett completed Year 12 at St Scholastica’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Alyssa moved back to her home community and worked full time as a dental assistant at the Aboriginal Medical Service. She also worked in reception at a doctor’s clinic. In 2016, Alyssa is considering employment options outside of Walgett to broaden her skills and experiences.

St Vincent's College, Potts Point

Tamera

Tamera from Wardell completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Tamera studied a Diploma of Childcare and worked as a nanny. In 2016, Tamera has enjoyed becoming a parent.

Riana

Riana from Moree completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College Potts Point in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Riana continued her business traineeship and is enjoying the experience and career development it provides.

Nyari

Nyarifrom Lilyfield completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Nyari secured a position in a childcare facility and is working towards a traineeship. Nyari is embracing life and has travelled extensively across Europe. In 2017 Nyari is looking to pursue tertiary study in the area of Indigenous education – she is passionate about improving educational outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

Zieha

Zieha from Walgett completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Zieha completed her Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and began working as an early childcare worker in Sydney.

Hannah

Hannahfrom Bombala completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Hannah commenced a Bachelor of Communications at University of Technology, Sydney. She is currently working part-time with the Women in Focus team at Commonwealth Bank. Hannah remains connected to AIEF Alumni network and attended an AIEF Alumni Connect event earlier in the year.

The Cathedral School

Wesley

Wesley from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Wesley continued to travel around Australia, performing traditional dance and sharing his culture.

Moewaiya

Moewaiya from Palm Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School on an AIEF-CFF Scholarship in 2014. In 2017 Moewaiya plans to commence her Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at the Australian Catholic University. She will complete her course by block mode, so she can study whilst maintaining her connection in Northern QLD. Moewaiya is a valued member of the AIEF Alumni network and is positively regarded by her peers.

Gabby

Gabby from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Gabby began a traineeship in mining and is gaining valuable experience in the industry, which will prove valuable for her future career.

Alison

Alison from Normanton completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Alison secured a position working with the Remote Schools Attendance Strategy in her home community. Alison finds the work challenging but also extremely rewarding. Alison had previously gained a traineeship in nursing with Townsville Hospital.

The Scots College

Jackson

Jackson from Port Macquarie completed Year 12 at The Scots College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Jackson completed his second year of a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Sydney. He was also one of three students selected to undertake a placement at Broken Hill Hospital at the end of the year. Jackson hopes to eventually work with the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Class of 2013

Aquinas College

Ethan

Ethan from Yalgoo completed Year 12 at Aquinas College in 2013 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship. In 2016, Ethan is working on a station outside of Port Hedland.

Koree

Koree from Newman completed Year 12 at Aquinas College in 2013 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship. Koree has been living in Karratha and working for KBSS Engineering.

Clayfield College

Chloe

Chloe from Mornington Island completed Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Chloe worked as a full time as a Child Care worker in Newman WA.

Lelae

Lelae from Moa Island completed Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Lelae travelled between the Torres Strait and Brisbane, both studying and working. Lelae is currently working as an assistant in nursing at a hospital in Brisbane. Lelae is a valued member of the AIEF Alumni network and recently attended an AIEF Alumni Connect event in Brisbane.

Cranbrook School

Jarl

Jarl from Barrack Heights completed Year 12 at Cranbrook School in 2013 on an AIEF-AFL Scholarship. Jarl is currently employed as a concreter in Wollongong.

Ipswich Grammar School

Savag'e

Savag'e from Saibai Island completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Savag’e is currently undertaking a Mechanical Apprenticeship and looks forward to gaining new skills and knowledge in 2017.

Daniel

Daniel from Cunnamulla completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Daniel worked for Ipswich City Council, gaining experiences in many areas including signage, traffic control, heavy vehicle maintenance and landscape management.

Carlin

Carlin from Stradbroke Island completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Carlin was offered a professional rugby league contract with the Townsville Blackhawks.

Gerald

Gerald from Jervis Island completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Gerald worked in his home community in the local supermarket.

Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart

Tarryn

Tarryn from Nowra completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Tarryn moved to Yulara to commence a Receptionist role in the tourism industry.

La Salle College

Lennard

Lennard from Port Hedland completed Year 12 at La Salle College in 2013 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. In 2016, Lennard worked in Newman on the Telfer mine site.

William

William from Balgo completed Year 12 at La Salle College in 2013 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. In 2017 William will continue working in Balgo and is planning to move to Melbourne.

Marist College Ashgrove

Jerome

Jerome from Mt Isa completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Jerome worked towards completing his Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) at Griffith University. Jerome has a strong interest in politics and foreign affairs and is currently working as a staff aide in the office of a local member in Brisbane. In 2016 Jerome represented AIEF at the opening of AIEF SAP’s Brisbane office in October.

Samuel

Samuel from Stradbroke Island completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Samuel started the third year of his carpentry apprenticeship and has been gaining valuable experience for his future in the industry.

Leslie

Leslie from Yarrabah completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Leslie was completing a business admin traineeship, gaining valuable experience in employment and training support. Leslie will start working in indigenous support services in Cairns once his traineeship is complete.

Melbourne Grammar School

Bernard

Bernard from Groote Eylandt completed Year 12 at Melbourne Grammar School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Bernard completed his second year of a Bachelor of Arts at The University of Melbourne, before transferring to a Bachelor of Science in 2016. Bernard was awarded an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship in 2016 and hopes to go on to study physiotherapy.

Nathan

Nathan from Shepparton completed Year 12 at Melbourne Grammar School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Nathan made his senior debut for the Richmond Tigers AFL club, before suffering an ACL injury. In 2016 he returned to the field and is looking forward to a great season with Richmond in 2017.

Lachlan

Lachlan from Shepparton completed Year 12 at Melbourne Grammar School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. After working full-time in 2015, Lachlan completed the Indigenous Non-Award Pathway (INAP) at Monash University in 2016. Lachlan is planning to begin a Bachelor of Business in 2017 and is excited to continue his university studies.

Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney

Avea

Avea from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Avea has successfully completed her second year of a Bachelor of Environmental Science at Central Queensland University. Avea is highly driven and motivated and has moved closer to achieving her dream of working in the mining industry after completing a cadetship in Weipa. Avea enjoys body building and hopes to compete in the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

Pymble Ladies' College

Alexandra

Alexandra from Ellalong completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Alexandra completed a Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology, Sydney. In 2016 Ally attended the AIEF Annual Report Launch and remains strongly connected with the AIEF Alumni network. Ally is planning to live in her home community and pursue opportunities in Human Resources in 2017. Ally also has plans to travel abroad and is open-minded to new opportunities.

Mikasa

Mikasa from Redlynch completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Mikasa completed her second year of a Bachelor of Sports Management at the University of Technology, Sydney. In 2016 Mikey was awarded an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship. Mikey was a fantastic ambassador for AIEF in 2016 attending industry events including the Qantas Woman of the Future Awards. Mikey is a valuable member of the AIEF Alumni network and regularly visits the AIEF Office in Sydney.

St Augustine's College

Broden

Broden from Longreach completed Year 12 at St Augustine's College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Borden completed his plumbing apprenticeship in his home community and has gained valuable career experience for his career in construction.

St Catherine's School, Waverley

Katie

Katie from Mungindi completed Year 12 at St Catherine's School, Waverley in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Katie transfered from a Bachelor of Professional Aboriginal Practice to a Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts at The University of Newcastle in 2016. Katie also has secured an internship at the NSW Environmental Protection Agency.

St Gregory's College Campbelltown

Matthew

Matthew from Nyngan completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Matthew continued to work towards completing his mechanical apprenticeship and Certificate II in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology. He also enrolled in an auto electrical course to further develop his expertise. In addition, he was selected to play in the 2016 Sydney Thunder T20 Indigenous cricket team and played a one off local derby against the Sydney Sixers T20 Indigenous side.

Brett

Brett from Goonellabah completed Year 12 at St Gregory's College Campbelltown in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Brett works for council and also as a development officer with Cricket NSW. The development officer role involves running cricket camps for schools across the state. Brett also captained the Sydney Sixers T20 Indigenous cricket team in 2016.

Gary

Gary from Griffith completed Year 12 at St Gregory's College Campbelltown in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Gary completed his third year of a carpentry apprenticeship and learned skills that will provide greater employment opportunities in the future.

Arthur

Arthur (Junior) from Brisbane completed Year 12 at St Gregory's College Campbelltown in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Junior continued working in Sydney as a concrete labourer, gaining valuable experience and skills in the concreting trade that will further his career.

St Joseph's Nudgee College

Trae

Trae from Wagga Wagga completed Year 12 at St Joseph's Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Trae successfully completed his second year of a Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Exercise Science at the University of Canberra.

Joel

Joel from Toowoomba completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Joel completed his first year of a Bachelor of Health Science at Queensland University of Technology. Joel is a valued member of the AIEF Alumni network and he attended Alumni Connect events in 2016.

Ryan

Ryan from Kingaroy completed Year 12 at St Joseph's Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Ryan has completed a tertiary preparation program and was enrolled to study full time in 2016.

Freddie

Freddie from Malak completed Year 12 in 2013 at St Joseph's Nudgee College on an AIEF Scholarship. Freddie continues to work in gas mines in Darwin and has gained further skills in machinery to enhance his employment opportunities. In 2016, Freddie also won the 2016 Northern Territory NAIDOC VET Person of the Year award.

Jordan

Jordan from North Lakes completed Year 12 at St Joseph's Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Jordan continued working with his brother in retainer wall manufacturing.

Bailey

Bailey from Toowoomba completed Year 12 at St Joseph's Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Bailey secured a position within an Aboriginal health organisation in Toowoomba and is doing well in his role.

Keneen

Keneen from Townsville completed Year 12 at St Joseph's Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Keneen continued his cabinet making apprenticeship, gaining experience that will help him gain other employment opportunities in the future.

Jabryah

Jabryah from Anula completed Year 12 at St Joseph's Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Jabryah was employed as a first year carpenter, gaining valuable experience that will assist him in future construction employment.

Joshua

Joshua from Buderim completed Year 12 at St Joseph's Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Joshua completed a Diploma of Screen and Media at the New York Film Academy Australia on the Gold Coast. Joshua continues to pursue a career in acting and the performing arts.

St Peters Lutheran College

Jonah

Jonah from Moura completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Jonah completed his landscape apprenticeship with Brisbane City Council in 2016 and is currently working for the Council in landscape management.

Linton

Linton from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In early 2016 Linton spent time with his family in Weipa before returning to Brisbane, securing a position at St Peters of Lutheran College as a Boarding Master. Linton is considering his options for further study and he continues to display great talent as a footballer. In 2016 Linton attended the AIEF Year 12 Graduation event in Brisbane with other AIEF Alumni.

Travis

Travis from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. He is living in his local community with his family.

Moses

Moses from Yam Island completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Moses was selected to play in the Queensland Reds Rugby Union team and hopes to have a successful career in the sport.

Taylor

Taylor from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013. In 2016 Taylor deferred her Bachelor of Health Science at Griffith University to pursue an opportunity in an Aboriginal health organisation on the NSW south coast.

Ikaika

Ikaika from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College (SPLC) in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Ikaika transferred to a Bachelor of Secondary Education to pursue a career in teaching, while also completing a Certificate III and IV in Fitness. Ikaika deferred from his course in Semester 2 to work at SPLC, tutoring and mentoring some of the younger Indigenous students in the boarding house. Ikaika is looking forward to returning to study in 2017.

Nikayla

Nikayla from Kempsey completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Nikayla continued working at the NSW and ACT Native Title Representative Corporation and embraced her new roles as an Executive Assistant to the CEO.

St Saviour's College

Wazana

Wazana from Gracemere completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Wazana gave birth to a baby boy and in 2016 continues to be based in Rockhampton with her family.

Miranda

Miranda from Cherbourg completed Year 12 at St Saviour's College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Miranda returned to her community at the beginning of 2014 and secured a role at Cherbourg Radio Station. Miranda has continued her Certificate III in Media with Triple AAA Training and is still enjoying her work at the radio station.

Shannon

Shannon from Moree completed Year 12 at St Saviour's College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Shannon moved back to her local community and is now working in aged care.

Ashlee

Ashlee from Thargomindah completed Year 12 at St Saviour's College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Ashlee worked at the Bulloo Shire Council in her home community in various roles including as a Tourism Officer.

Molly

Molly from St George completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Molly continued her work as a veterinary nurse. She is an accomplished sportswoman – she was selected for both state and national rugby league teams and won gold at the QLD Jui Jitzu Championships in 2016.

Whitley

Whitley from Cherbourg completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Whitley continued to work in the hospitality industry in various roles.

Taylah

Taylah from Birdsville in North-West QLD completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Taylah worked towards gaining experience and qualifications in Child Care, working in her local community’s day care centre as an Assistant Educator.

St Scholastica's College

Lakaree

Lakaree from Kempsey completed Year 12 at St Scholastica’s College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Lakaree continued a Bachelor of Management in Events and Leisure at The University of Technology, Sydney. Lakaree also completed an internship with AIEF Corporate Partner Qantas. She is looking forward to continuing her studies in 2016.

Tonika

Tonika from Sydney completed Year 12 at St Scholastica's College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Tonika completed a Certificate III in Childcare which included a traineeship at Active Kids Centre of Excellence. In 2015, Tonika began working at a childcare centre in Mascot, Sydney.

Terri

Terri from Griffith completed Year 12 at St Scholastica's College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Terri studied a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance in her home community. Terri has enrolled in a Bachelor of Nursing at the Australian Catholic University, Sydney in 2016 and is looking forward to her studies.

St Vincent's College, Potts Point

Morgan

Morgan from Worrigee completed Year 12 at St Vincent's College, Potts Point in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Morgan is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales and is thoroughly enjoying the program.

Jola

Jola from Binalong completed Year 12 at St Vincent's College, Potts Point in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Jola completed her third year of a Bachelor of Health Sciences at The University of Sydney, majoring in Exercise Science. Jola resides at Wesley College and represents the college and The University of Sydney in various sports.

Ellen

Ellen from Dubbo completed Year 12 at St Vincent's College, Potts Point in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Ellen completed her third year of a Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Paramedicine at the Australian Catholic University in Canberra in 2016. Ellen has completed many work placements throughout her course and has found the on the job learning very insightful. Ellen was awarded an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship in 2016.

The Cathedral School

Dennis

Dennis from Weipa completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Dennis completed his diesel fitting apprenticeship and he is now employed in the construction industry.

Summer

Summer from Branyan completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Summer continued to study towards a Bachelor of Environmental Studies at Griffith University in 2016 and was awarded an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship. Summer has participated in many research projects with her university which have taken her to all different parts of Australia and the world. Summer looks forward to completing her degree in 2017.

Jarrod

Jarrod from Croydon, Queensland completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Jarrod completed his carpentry apprenticeship and he continues to work in construction.

Danie

Danie from Boigu Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Danie participated in the Australian Defence Force pre-recruitment program.

Elijah

Elijah from Innisfail completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Elijah continued to work as a teacher’s aide at a school in Innisfail. He also completed his first year of a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) at the Australian Catholic University, Sydney by block mode. Elijah manages these responsibilities well while also pursuing his artistic talents and flair for clothing and accessories design. In 2016 Elijah attended the AIEF Annual Report Launch and the AIEF Alumni and Tertiary Scholars Yarn’n Circle.

Daniel

Daniel from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Daniel enjoyed the challenges and training involved in being a Rifleman in the Australian Defence Force in 2016.

The Scots College

Isaiah

Isaiah from Thornleigh completed Year 12 at The Scots College, Sydney in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. After completing the second year of a Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Management at The University of Technology, Sydney in 2015, Isaiah deferred his course to work in 2016. He is looking forward to returning to university in 2017.

Class of 2012

Clayfield College

Vayda

Vayda from Casuarina in Darwin completed Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Since deferring her studies in 2015 Vayda and spent time with family and friends in Katherine. Whilst in Katherine, she worked in local businesses as is studying a Certificate in Indigenous Public Health. Vayda is passionate about addressing gaps in Indigenous health outcomes and in 2017 is she will pursue further opportunities to gain experience in Indigenous health organisations.

​Claudia

Claudia from Aurukun completed Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Claudia completed her Bachelor of Contemporary Indigenous Art at Griffith University. Claudia has already achieved great success as an artist and her paintings have been exhibited in several galleries in Brisbane and Melbourne. In 2016 Claudia travelled to China exhibit her art. In 2017, Claudia plans to continue with her artistic endeavours and is looking forward to more exciting opportunities.

Ipswich Grammar School

​Justin

Justin from Chinchilla completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Justin originally commenced a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Southern Queensland in 2014 before transferring to a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Management and Leadership. Throughout his studies, Justin has gained employment experience with a number of organisations including Leighton Contractors (now CPB Contractors), John Holland, Qantas, University of Southern Queensland and is now interning with Indigenous Business Australia. Justin is looking at graduate opportunities for 2017.

​Willhelm

Willhelm from Cairns completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Willhelm completed his electrical apprenticeship, adding to his existing knowledge of refrigeration mechanics. Wilhelm enjoys learning new skills that open up new career opportunities.

Shaquel

Shaquel from Weipa completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Shaquel continued his apprenticeship and employment with Rio Tinto.

​Lloyd

Lloyd from Woolgoolga completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Lloyd is currently studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science.

​Dylan

Dylan from Eidsvold completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Dylan continued working in the mining industry, gaining valuable experience for a career in the industry.

Loreto Normanhurst

​Sarah

Sarah from Broome completed Year 12 at Loreto Normanhurst in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 she continued her Bachelor of Education (Primary) at Macquarie University. Sarah gave an address at the AIEF Annual Report Launch in May 2016 sharing her aspirations to support the education of Indigenous students using her qualification. She also appeared on Sky News and ABC Radio to share about her AIEF Scholarship and plans for the future. Sarah enjoys time with her family, including her younger brother who completed Year 12 in 2015, and she is also an AIEF mentor to an AIEF Scholarship Student. In 2016 Sarah was awarded an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship to further assist her in achieving her goals.

Marist College Ashgrove

​Nathan

Nathan from Yarrabah completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Nathan completed his diesel fitting apprenticeship and he is very excited to be a fully qualified tradesman.

Presbyterian Ladies' College, Perth

Skye

Skye from Port Hedland completed Year 12 at Presbyterian Ladies' College, Perth in 2012 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. In 2016, Skye continued a Bachelor of Screen Arts at Curtin University and spent some time in Port Hedland. Skye also continued working at the Film and Television Institute in Perth and will continue her studies in 2017.

Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney

​Olivia

Olivia from Newcastle and Wreck Bay completed Year 12 at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Olivia is currently studying at The University of Newcastle.

​Bronte

Bronte from Hamilton completed Year 12 at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Bronte continued studying nursing at the University of Newcastle. Bronte also worked hard to secure a position at a local hospital to gain the practical skills that will bring her professional success. In 2017 Bronte will continue to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.

Pymble Ladies' College

​Ella

Ella from Terrigal completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Ella completed a Bachelor of Arts and Primary Teaching at The University of Newcastle. Ella continues to remain engaged with Pymble Ladies’ College and has secured a position at a local Central Coast primary school. In 2017 Ella is looking forward to spending her first year full-time in the classroom.

St Augustine's College

​Colin

Colin from Mabuiag Island completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Colin returned to the Torres Strait Islands where he is currently working in construction.

​Nichollas

Nichollas from Saibai Island in the Torres Strait, completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Nichollas started a dive masters internship in Cairns.

St Catherine's School, Waverley

​Brittannie

Brittannie from Waterloo completed Year 12 at St Catherine’s School, Waverley in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Brittannie continued her employment as an Indigenous Support Officer in a Sydney court house.

St Joseph's Nudgee College

​Jack

Jack from Bundaberg completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Jack began studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science part time at Queensland University of Technology, he deferred this course in 2015 to focus on work. Jack is self-employed within the health industry and in 2016 balanced this work with full-time work in sports retail. Jack plans to return to university in 2017 to study Paramedicine and is excited to continue his passion for fitness and well-being.

Robert

Robert from Darwin completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Robbie is a Rifleman in the Australian Defence Force and in 2016 he continued to develop personally and professionally, completing leadership training to be second in charge of a small team.

​Assan

Assan from Bamaga completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Assan continued his diesel mechanic apprenticeship and has been working at his uncle’s mechanic shop in North QLD.

​Tyrone

Tyrone from Bundaberg completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Tyrone currently works as a plant operator in the mining industry and is studying mechatronic engineering.

Jayden

Jayden from Darwin completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Jayden found employment within the retail industry. He plans to work and travel in 2017.

​Samson

Samson from Brisbane completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Samson continued his mechanical fitting apprenticeship with Santos. Samson has loved his apprenticeship so far and is looking forward to gaining valuable skills that will open doors to further opportunities in the future.

St Peters Lutheran College

​Latiesha

Latiesha from Melville Island in the Tiwi Islands completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Latiesha completed her Bachelor of Media and Communications at Queensland University of Technology, as well as a Certificate IV in Film and Television Acting. In 2016 Latiesha pursued acting opportunities in Australia and the United States and is working at Gilimbaa, an Indigenous creative agency based in Brisbane.

St Scholastica's College

​Constance

Constance from Canberra completed Year 12 at St Scholastica’s College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2013, Constance completed a traineeship with the Department of Defence. During her traineeship, Constance worked on policy, communication plans and event management. Constance completed a Certificate IV in Governance through this traineeship and was promoted within her department to the role of Governance Officer in 2014. In 2016, Constance would like to begin studies in higher education, with the goal of becoming a school teacher. Constance is considering studying at Griffith University.

St Vincent's College, Potts Point

Brearna

Brearna from Coomba Park completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2014, Brearna completed the second year of a Bachelor of Arts/Law at Macquarie University. In 2016, Brearna took some time to be with her family and community.

​Nahdia

Nahdia from Tweed Heads completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Nahdia is a proud mother and is enjoying being a parent.

The Cathedral School

​Marclene

Marclene from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Marclene is a proud mother and is enjoying being a parent.

​Jedda

Jedda from Yarrabah completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Jedda is enjoying being a mother.

​Layla

Layla from Normanton completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2013, Layla became a station hand at Fairview Station where she undertakes general farming duties. Layla resides in Normanton with her partner and son.

​Maybelline

Maybelline from Mabuiag Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Maybelline commenced working as a Room Attendant with the Pullman Hotel.

​Sania

Sania from Mabuiag Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Sania became a proud mother in 2014 and is enjoying the responsibilities of raising her child.

​Billy-Joe

Billy-Joe from Tully completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Billy-Joe worked on a paw-paw farm that is over 100 hectares and managed the disease control and regeneration of the farm. Billy-Joe worked long hours and undertook very labour intensive duties and enjoyed being in the country and working with nature.

Class of 2011

Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart

Taylor

Taylor from Bowraville completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Taylor completed her third year of a Bachelor of Education (Primary) through the Australian Catholic University in Strathfield. Taylor enjoyed her practical placements in Primary Schools and looks forward to gaining more experience in 2017.

Kygim

Kygim from Kempsey completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Kygim completed a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology, Sydney. After completing her practical legal training over the summer, Kygim will graduate early 2017. In 2016 Kygim continued her work with Macquarie Bank. She is also working at The University of Technology, Sydney in their alumni program. Kygim has secured a sought after law clerkship at a top Sydney-based law firm and will begin her law career in 2017.

Tanika

Tanika from Forster completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Tanika became a proud mother and has started in a reduced capacity as an Indigenous Student Recruitment Assistant at The University of Sydney.

La Salle College

Zanamarica

Zanamarica from South Hedland completed Year 12 at La Salle College in 2011 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. In 2016, Zanamarica commenced the BHP Billiton Graduate Program with BHP Mitsubishi Alliance.

Synarah

Synarah from Port Hedland completed Year 12 at La Salle College in 2011 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. In 2016, Synarah decided to spend time back home in Port Hedland. She is looking forward to completing the final year of her degree in Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communication Studies) in 2017.

Marist College Ashgrove

Charles

Charlie from Newman completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. After recovering from a knee injury earlier in 2016 Charlie returned in strong form with the Adelaide Crows kicking 20 goals in 20 games. Charlie also shared the Crows Children’s Foundation Community Leadership Award for his work off the field.

Benjamin

Benjamin from St George completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Benji commenced work in security at Brisbane Airport.

Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney

Katelyn

Katelyn from Bowral completed Year 12 at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Katelyn continued a combined Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of International Studies whilst on university exchange in Berlin, Germany. Katelyn has continued to excel in her course while in Germany and has enjoyed the networking opportunities study abroad presents.

Pymble Ladies' College

Elizabeth (Libby)

Elizabeth (Libby) from Bungalow completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Libby transferred to Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane to continue her Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Law degree. Libby played professional rugby league and was selected in the Indigenous All Stars rugby league side in February 2016. Libby has continued to play professionally in many countries around the world. In 2017 Libby is relocating to Sydney to pursue further opportunities and will continue her study as an external distance student.

Scotch College

Jacob

Jacob from Newman completed Year 12 at Scotch College, Perth in 2011 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. Jacob is currently living in Port Hedland and will return to Perth to complete a Bachelor of Science at The University of Western Australia in 2017.

Shalom College, UNSW

Josef

Josef from Newcastle graduated from The University of New South Wales in 2011 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, becoming the second AIEF-Shalom Gamarada Scholarship Program graduate. In 2016, Josef worked as a Junior Medical Officer with the Hunter New England Local Health District specialising in Psychiatry. In 2017, Josef aspires to specialise in neuropsychiatry.

St Catherine's School, Waverley

Demi

Demi from Wreck Bay completed Year 12 at St Catherine's School, Waverley in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. Demi completed her second year of a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2016. She also secured a competitive position at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown as an assistant in nursing. She also travelled abroad to Cuba in 2016. In 2017 Demi will continue to work towards her degree in Nursing.

Ashleigh

Ashleigh from Armidale completed Year 12 at St Catherine’s School, Waverley in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. Ashleigh commenced a Certificate III in Child Care in 2014 and became a proud mother in 2014. Ashleigh resumed her Certificate III in Child Care in 2016 at a TAFE institute and had a second child.

St Joseph's Nudgee College

Mullie

Mullie from Cherbourg completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. Mullie worked as a store man at Blackwater Mines in 2013 and commenced a traineeship with a mining business in Toowong in 2014. Mullie is enjoying his role and learning new skills.

Bodean

Bodean from Innisfail completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. Brodean works in mining as a bit grinder. The skills he has gained in this role will broaden his career opportunities in the future.

Anthony

Anthony from Darwin completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, he began a small business venture in Darwin.

Dylan

Dylan from Darnley Island completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. Dylan is a QLD Police Officer on Thursday Island and enjoys being close to his home community.

Morley

Morley from Darwin completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Morley worked as a youth worker at the Darwin YMCA while completing a Certificate IV in Community and Youth Services at TAFE.

St Peters Lutheran College

Jemmason

Jemmason from Bowen completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Jemmason continued her studies in a Bachelor of Human Services at the University of Queensland and resided at Emmanuel College. Jemmason is extremely passionate about social justice. She attended the AIEF Annual Report Launch and the AIEF Alumni and Tertiary Scholars Yarn’n Circle. Jemmason also attended the 2016 Garma Festival with a group of AIEF team members and supporters. Jemmason returned to her netball training after sustaining a serious injury in 2015. She also completed a work placement at the Aboriginal Organisation, Kunmara where she was able to practically apply her theoretical knowledge. Jemmason is also employed by St Peters Lutheran College to assist in the boarding house.

Eddie

Eddie from Edge Hill near Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. Eddie is currently working as a community worker in Cairns, gaining valuable experience.

St Saviour's College

Carmelitta

Carmelitta from Eulo completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Carmelitta completed her Traineeship with ANZ and was proud to attain a Certificate III in Financial Services. Carmelitta has been working in the hospitality industry whilst working towards securing a role in personal banking.

Kiah

Kiah from Mackay completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Kiah continued studying a Bachelor of Education at James Cook University, Townsville. In 2016 participated in the AIEF Learn It, Live It! work readiness workshop in Brisbane for Year 11 and 12 AIEF Scholarship Students, sharing her experiences and advice for after school. In 2017, Kiah will be looking for opportunities to enhance her degree.

Mariah

Mariah from Cherbourg completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Mariah continued to nurture her passion for community work and focussed her studies and employment on youth work. She continued her role at Centacare Toowoomba. In 2016, Mariah returned to full-time study, commencing a Tertiary Preparation course at the University of Southern Queensland. In 2017, Mariah is hoping to study social work.

Kelly

Kelly from Cunnamulla completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. Kelly is a proud mother and in 2016 she completed a tertiary preparation course to enrol in university full time.

The Cathedral School

Ginau

Ginau from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Ginau has explored his interests and skills in various roles in the construction industry and is enjoying his work in Townsville. In 2017, Ginau plans to further develop his skill set by undertaking an apprenticeship.

Class of 2010

Columba Catholic College

Kristyn

Kristyn from Palm Island completed Year 12 at Columba Catholic College in 2010. Since graduating from high school, Kristyn has commenced a traineeship in business with the Palm Island Aboriginal Council. Kristyn hopes to find employment in Townsville in 2015.

Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart

Zaylia

Zaylia Jarret

Zaylia from Bowraville completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Zaylia continued to care for her two children. In 2017 Zaylia hopes to further her studies.

Karina

Karina from Bowraville completed Year 12 Kincoppal-Rose Bay School in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Karina continued her role as an early childhood educator, as well as studying towards her Diploma in Children Services.

Pymble Ladies' College

Keiryn

Keiryn from Innisfail completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Keiryn studied a Certificate in Health and Fitness. In 2016, Keiryn pursued opportunities in this field, where she is most passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles within her community. Keiryn is actively engaged in the world of tennis and mixes talent and passion in creating school-based camps. Keiryn secured funding and ran a Christmas Tennis Holiday Program. In 2017, Keiryn is planning to marry her fiancé and continue working with the community.

Jessica

Jessica from Alice Springs completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Jessica completed her fourth year of a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at The University of Adelaide. Jess also completed a medical placement in Broome through the John Flynn Placement Program. After graduating Jessica plans to return to Alice Springs and work as a General Practitioner.

Shalom College, UNSW

Jenna

Jenna, a Wiradjuri woman from Dubbo, graduated from The University of New South Wales in 2010 with a combined Bachelor of Optometry/Bachelor of Science (Vision Science) degree. Jenna completed her five-year degree with a Distinction average, becoming the first Indigenous optometrist in NSW. In 2013, Jenna wrapped up working as a locum optometrist (travelling around rural areas) and moved to Newcastle to help establish RT Health Fund’s first eye clinic, where she is currently the Clinical Optometrist. The clinic opened on 4 November 2013.

St Augustine's College

Neerim

Neerim from Normanton completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. Neerim had a busy year in 2016, moving from Cairns to Melbourne and transferring to a Bachelor of Arts at The University of Melbourne. In 2016, Neerim acted as an ambassador for Trinity College and contributed to a panel discussion sharing his experiences in tertiary education. Neerim plans to transfer to a Bachelor of Commerce in 2017.

St Catherine's School, Waverley

Lowanna

Lowanna from Tregear completed Year 12 at St Catherine's School, Waverley in 2010 and later received an AIEF-Shalom Gamarada Scholarship . Lowanna also received an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship in 2014. After completing her Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales in 2014, Lowanna has become an exemplary Teacher in the Sydney region. Lowanna looks forward to continuing her teaching career in 2017.

Brylie

Brylie from Forster completed Year 12 at St Catherine's School, Waverley in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship and later received an AIEF-Shalom Gamarada Scholarship. In 2016, Brylie completed her sixth year of a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of New South Wales. Brylie is looking forward to graduating in 2017 and commencing her Medical Internship in a rural community.

St Joseph's Nudgee College

Blair

Blair from Aurukun completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Blair continued his role in the Australian Defence Force and is stationed in Far North QLD.

Thomas

Thomas from Brisbane completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Thomas was in the Australian Defence Force and is looking forward to becoming a Recruit Instructor for the Army in 2017.

St Peters Lutheran College

Peter

Peter from Fresh Water completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2010 on an AIEF-AFL Scholarship. Peter is currently the Multicultural Program Coordinator for AFL Queensland.

Don

Don from Yam Island in the Torres Strait completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. Don is currently employed by Qantas in the Torres Strait as a ramp operator and baggage attendant.

Frank

Frank from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Frank graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in International Relations from the University of Queensland. He resided at Emmanuel College where he was a highly-valued student with multiple responsibilities including wing-leader. In 2016, Frank attended the 2016 AIEF Annual Report Launch and the AIEF Alumni and Tertiary Scholars Yarn’nCircle. Frank also attended the 2016 Garma Festival with a group of AIEF team members and supporters. In 2017, Frank is hoping to secure a highly sought after position in an Indigenous organisation and is also interested in opportunities abroad.

St Saviour's College

Emma

Emma from Cunnamulla completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Emma commenced a Bachelor of Paramedics at Central Queensland University. Emma is studying by distance mode as she is currently living in remote area with her partner who is in the Queensland Police Force.

St Scholastica's College

Keewa

Keewa from Maclean completed Year 12 at St Scholastica’s College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Keewa began her teaching career at Roseville Primary School after graduating from a Bachelor of Primary Teaching in 2014. She is excited about continuing her position in 2016.

Henrietta

Henrietta from Moree completed Year 12 at St Scholastica’s College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2013, Henrietta finished her final year of a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Political Economy at The University of Sydney. Henrietta is currently completing a post-graduate degree in Law at The University of Sydney and working part-time at a boutique law firm in the CBD. In 2016, Henrietta is continuing her Juris Doctor at The University of Sydney, whilst residing at Women’s College.

St Vincent's College, Potts Point

Tara

Tara from Illabo completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. Tara is thriving as a Teacher at Bungendore Primary School and will continue teaching there in 2017.

Alemka

Alemka from Kempsey completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. Alemka has been studying a Bachelor of Education at Western Sydney University and working at the same time.

Natahlia

Natahlia from Kempsey completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2013, Natahlia became a proud mother to twins and in 2016 she has relocated to Sydney with her family.

The Cathedral School

Alick

Alick from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. He is currently working in the Torres Strait for Ergon Energy as a maintenance and plant operator.

Steven

Steven from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Steven completed his mechanical apprenticeship and is excited to be a fully qualified tradesman.

Iailie

Iailie from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Iailie became a proud mother and is enjoying her role as a parent.

Class of 2009

St Catherine's School, Waverley

Kathryn

Kathryn from Dubbo completed Year 12 at St Catherine's School, Waverley in 2009 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Kathryn continued her work at Elders Real Estate, where she managed accounts and the administration team. Kathryn plans to study a Bachelor of Social Work by distance with the University of New England commencing in February 2017 and is looking forward to studying full time in an area that she is passionate about.

St Vincent's College, Potts Point

Kira

Kira from Goodooga completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2009 on an AIEF Scholarship. Kira is a proud mother and is enjoying being a parent.

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