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

Information about alumni from graduating classes 2008-2014 follows. Information about students attending school and university in 2015, including the graduating class of 2015, can be found here.

Class of 2014

AIEF-BHP Billiton 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 to connect with his family and community.

Matthew

Matthew from Moree completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Matt is interested in pursuing a career in the Australian Defence Force or he will continue his studies in criminology.

Brannon

Brannon from Woolgoolga (his family is originally from the Northern Territory) completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Brannon is living in his home community with his family.

Gerrard

Gerrard from Sydney completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Gerrard is currently in his second year of a mechanical apprenticeship, working and living in Ipswich. Gerrard is gaining vital experience in the mechanical trade which he hopes to utilise to start his own business.

Raymond

Raymond from Darwin completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Raymond began studying a Bachelor of Design (Architectural Studies) at Queensland University of Technology and continued to pursue his passion for rugby league with a local club.

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 have a career in justice or to be employed 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 2015, he worked as a boilermaker’s apprentice. Kane is looking forward to continuing his apprenticeship in 2016.

Allan

Allan from Charters Towers completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Throughout high school, Allan enjoyed sport, the teachers and the mateship that is formed while boarding. Allan is currently studying a Bachelor of Animation at Griffith University. He has discovered he has an aptitude for drawing and his career goals include producing an anime show or game while living in Japan, upon completion of his degree.

Knox Grammar School

Connor

Connor from Avoca Beach completed Year 12 at Knox Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Connor is an elite sportsman. He was Vice Captain of the Knox first grade rugby team and a Prefect while he was at school, and he played for the Sydney Roosters throughout 2015. Connor is currently studying a Bachelor of Business at The University of Technology, Sydney. Connor plans to continue to pursue his NRL dream in 2016, having secured a full senior contract with the Sydney Roosters.

Jimmy

Jimmy from Armidale completed Year 12 at Knox Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015 Jimmy signed with the South Sydney Rabbitohs and played in the Toyota Cup U20s Squad. Jimmy also spoke at a NAIDOC week event hosted by AIEF Corporate Partner Perpetual and at the AIEF Mentor Program end of year mentor debrief in Melbourne. In 2016 Jimmy will continue with the Rabbitohs and begin a business and sales traineeship with Cultural Choice Stationery and Office Supplies.

La Salle College

Keely

Keely from Onslow completed Year 12 at La Salle College, Perth in 2014 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship. In 2015, Keely began a traineeship in business administration with Chevron Australia in her home community.

Loreto Normanhurst

Tegan

Tegan from Lismore completed Year 12 at Loreto Normanhurst in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Tegan is currently living in Parramatta and completing a part time business traineeship with Australia Post at the Parramatta Business Centre. Tegan has gained valuable experience and hopes this will lead to further employment opportunities in the future.

Tarne

Tarne from Tamworth completed Year 12 at Loreto Normanhurst in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Tarne commenced a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at The University of Newcastle. She also enjoyed playing Oztag and participating in the Indigenous Project Runway. In 2016, Tarne will continue to excel in her degree and remain involved in extracurricular activities.

Marist College Ashgrove

Darnell

Darnell from Murgon completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Darnell completed his training as a Rifleman in the Australian Defence Force. He is looking forward to his rotating placements in 2016.

Melbourne Grammar School

Brady

Brady from Bairnsdale completed Year 12 at Melbourne Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Science (Extended) at The University of Melbourne and residing in Ormond College. Brady thoroughly enjoys university and college life and completed an internship with Viva Energy during the summer period.

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. In 2015, Ellie completed her first semester of a Bachelor of Arts in Communications at The University of Technology, Sydney. In 2016, Ellie is looking for professional internship opportunities with AIEF corporate partners to complement her studies.

Pymble Ladies' College

Biama

Biama from Maroochydore completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Biama completed her first year of a Bachelor of Business at Bond University. Biama excelled during 2015 and continues to remain committed to excellence. Amongst many accomplishments, Biama co-hosted the Indigenous Gala Fundraising Event for Bond University and the AIEF Year 12 Graduation in Brisbane. Biama is the President of the Bond Indigenous Awareness Society and is planning a trip for a group to the Torres Strait Islands in 2016. In 2016, Biama is hoping to pursue an internship in her field.

Ebithia (Ebby)

Ebithia (Ebby) from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Ebby is currently living in her home community and is working with Deadly Success. Ebby 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 began studying a Bachelor of Arts at James Cook University in Townsville in 2015. She deferred her studies to return to her home community on Thursday Island where she is currently working. Andrea intends to return to university in 2017.

Scotch College

Ronald

Ronald from Paraburdoo completed Year 12 at Scotch College, Perth in 2014 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship. In 2015, Ronald was a supervisor at Karalundi Aboriginal Education Centre, an Indigenous boarding school out of Meekatharra.

Jesse

Jesse from Albany completed Year 12 at Scotch College, Perth in 2014 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship. In 2015, Jesse was the regional manager for Brothaboy Aboriginal clothing label based in Midland, Western Australia. Jesse recently returned from Malaysia where he showcased Brothaboy clothing line at a fashion parade. He has been invited to Kuala Lumpar for the Mercedes-Benz Style fashion parade in 2016 to represent Brothaboy clothing and establish new business partners for international retailers.

Shalom College, UNSW

Laura

Laura from Canberra graduated from a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery at The University of New South Wales in 2014 supported by the AIEF-Shalom Gamarada Scholarship. In 2015, Laura worked at St George Hospital and learned a tremendous amount in her role as a medical intern. Laura is looking forward to continuing her learning and development in 2016.

Khyarne

Khyarne from Dubbo graduated from a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery at The University of New South Wales in 2014 supported by the AIEF-Shalom Gamarada Scholarship. In 2015, Khyarne began working at Dubbo Hospital as a medical intern and thoroughly enjoyed the new experience. She is excited about continuing work in her home community in 2016.

St Augustine's College

Ashley

Ashley from Croydon completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Ashley is interested in travelling, fishing and spending time with his friends and family. In 2015, Ashley successfully completed his first year of a Bachelor of Engineering at The University of Queensland. Ashley has settled in well at Emmanuel College and is enjoying the social aspects of university life.

Ishmaiel

Ishmaiel from Warraber Island completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Ishmaiel was accepted into the Australian Defence Force and began training in Kapooka later in the year. He aspires to become a Rifleman.

Ewelu

Ewelu from Warraber Island completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Ewelu returned to his home community.

St Gregory's College Campbelltown

Josh

Josh from Cooma completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Josh and his AIEF Mentor have stayed in contact post-school and have regular catch ups every month. Josh enjoys learning from his mentor’s life experiences. In 2015, Josh successfully completed his first year of a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Business at The University of Technology, Sydney. He also commenced an internship with AIEF Corporate Partner Qantas, enjoying the business element as well as the culture of the organisation. Josh plans to have a long-term career with Qantas.

Aidan

Aidan from Wreck Bay completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Aidan took part in a business administration traineeship at the Department of the Senate in Canberra. He enjoyed the political environment. Aidan’s true passion is for computers and strategy-based games. He plans to pursue this area as a career path and will begin tertiary studies in 2016.

St Joseph's Nudgee College

Kalkani

Kalkani from Groyte Island, NT completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Throughout 2015, Kalkani worked full-time. In 2016 Kalkani is planning to begin a traineeship or apprenticeship.

Jerone

Jerone from Palmerston, NT completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Jerone completed his first year of a Bachelor of Law at Queensland University of Technology in 2015. He also participated in an Indigenous Rugby tour of the United States. Jerone completed an AIEF-HSBC Summer Work Placement. He is looking forward to continuing his studies in 2016.

Ketch

Ketch from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Ketch worked on the ferry operating between Thursday Island and the mainland of Queensland. This has allowed him to reach the required 120 days of 'sea time' to get his Master 5 Skipper's Ticket which will benefit his future employment opportunities in the maritime industry.

Bryson

Bryson from Brisbane completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Bryson worked in landscaping and found a passion in this area of employment.

Daniel

Daniel from Darwin completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Daniel completed his first year of a Bachelor of Engineering at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Daniel also participated in an Indigenous Rugby tour of the United States in 2015. Daniel has decided to specialise in mechanical engineering and is looking forward to his studies in 2016.

Kein

Kein from Bald Hills completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Kein completed his first year of a Bachelor of Business at Queensland University of Technology. He also completed an internship with the National Australia Bank. Kein is looking forward to continuing his studies in 2016.

Joshua

Joshua from Coorolbah completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Joshua worked as a lifeguard at the local swimming pools in Noosa.

Phillip

Phillip from Wulagi completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Phillip completed his first year of a Bachelor of Arts at The University of Queensland. Phillip became a resident at Emmanuel College in second semester. Phillip has been engaged with AIEF and sat on the Year 12 Alumni Panel for the Learn it, Live it! work readiness workshop in Brisbane. Phillip gives back to the Nudgee College community as an old boy and is currently employed on a casual basis by the school.

Tristan

Tristan from Lockhart River completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Tristan worked in construction in remote Queensland gaining valuable experience which will benefit him in employment opportunities for the future.

Tyrone

Tyrone from Townsville completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Tyrone pursued his goals of playing professional rugby league. He is currently playing for the Redcliffe Dolphins. Tyrone is considering a business administration traineeship in 2016.

Jesse

Jesse from Kempsey completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Jesse will begin his second year of an electrical apprenticeship in Brisbane and hopes to gain valuable experience in the construction industry.

Daniel

Daniel from Darwin completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Daniel deferred his studies and worked as labourer in Darwin. Daniel has accepted a place to study a Bachelor of Justice at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane in 2016. He is motivated and excited to return to study.

Robert

Robert from Goodooga completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Robert worked full time as a labourer for a construction company in Brisbane and plans to begin an apprenticeship in 2016.

Bradley

Bradley from New Mapoon completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Brad worked in construction in Bamaga, Cape York. Brad is planning to undertake a marine mechanic apprenticeship in 2016 after gaining valuable experience in the construction industry.

Brayden

Brayden from Tiwi Islands completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, he completed one semester of university before deciding to defer and work on a casual basis in construction, while also being employed part time by Boarding Schools Australia as an administrative assistant. In 2015, Brayden was selected in the Queensland Indoor Cricket Team to play in the Australian Indoor Championships and he is hoping to pursue further cricketing honours in 2016.

St Peters Lutheran College

Shanice

Shanice from Tweed Heeds completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Shanice successfully graduated from a University of Queensland College Tertiary Preparation Course. Shanice also continued to excel in sports and played AFL, rugby union sevens and participated in athletics, representing Grace College, University of Queensland. In 2016, she looks forward to commencing a Bachelor of Education at the University of Queensland.

Denzel

Denzel from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Denzel deferred his studies in 2015 and has been working part time in Cairns and Brisbane. Denzel plans on beginning a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Nutrition at Queensland University of Technology in 2016.

Christy-Lee

Christy-Lee from Townsville completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Christy-Lee is currently living and working full-time in her home community of Ingham and in 2016 she intends to complete a Diploma of Enrolled Nursing at TAFE.

Daijah

Daijah from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Daijah completed the first-half of a Bachelor of Business at Bond University by studying at an accelerated pace, taking full advantage of Bond University’s trimesters. Daijah worked closely with various university clubs and committees. In 2015, Daijah volunteered with the Kununurra Project, a student led initiative of the Bond University Student Philanthropy Council that works with the Indigenous youth and community of the remote Kimberley region of Kununurra, Western Australia. Daijah looks forward to continuing her studies in 2016.

Kai

Kai from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Kai has excellent communication skills and a very good sense of humour. In 2015, he participated in an Indigenous Rugby tour of the United States. Kai is currently completing a business traineeship in Cairns with the Apunipima Cape York Health Council.

Shianne

Shianne from Ingham completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Shiane completed her first year of a Bachelor of Education. In 2016, she is considering transferring her course to study a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.

St Saviour's College

Sharna

Sharna from Maningrida completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Sharna held a leadership position at the school as Vice Captain of Boarding. In 2015, Sharna took a gap year to be close to family, and worked part time in retail. In 2016, Sharna is commencing a Bachelor of Health Science at Charles Darwin University and has been 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 2015, Paiton took a gap year and worked full time in customer service. In 2016, Paiton is looking forward to commencing a Bachelor of Education at Australia Catholic University, Canberra.

Neta

Neta from Gracemere in the Rockhampton area completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Neta relocated to Maryborough 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 2015, Adimin moved back to her home community and worked full time as an administration officer for the Torres Strait Island Regional Council in Dauan Island. Adimin is planning to complete a business administration traineeship in 2016 and eventually work in immigration.

Ngtali

Ngtali from Dugandan completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Ngtali was also very proud to make the Australian Indigenous Netball team, a great achievement. After taking a gap year in 2015, Ngtali is looking forward to commencing her higher education. She plans to study Indigenous Studies at Griffith University

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 Ballina 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 will be studying a Bachelor of Criminology at The University of New South Wales. She is very excited to begin her new course.

Riana

Riana from Moree completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Riana moved back to her home community to reconnect with her family and is hoping to pursue employment in the hair and beauty industry in 2016.

Nyari

Nyari from Lilyfield completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Nyari enjoyed leading the soccer team to victory as its Captain while at the college. In 2015, Nyari commenced a Bachelor of Arts in Communication at The University of Technology, Sydney and enjoyed the opportunities to grow her knowledge and meet new people. In the future, Nyari plans to become a social worker.

Zieha

Zieha from Walgett completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Zieha commenced her studies in early childhood education at Bedford College, where she enjoyed the practical learning style and working with children.

Hannah

Hannah from Bombala completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Hannah travelled around Europe and worked in a retail position in Sydney. Hannah is currently studying a Bachelor of Communication at The University of Technology, Sydney and is planning to reside at UTS Housing.

The Cathedral School

Nazareth

Nazareth from Townsville completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. After graduating, Nazareth was interested in pursuing a career with the Australian Defence Force or attending university to study sport and/or health science.

Gabby

Gabby from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Gabby has experience in different roles in office administration. In 2016, she plans to gain further experience to develop her skills and broaden her opportunities.

Alison

Alison from Normanton completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In Year 12, Alison gained a traineeship in nursing with The Townsville Hospital and decided to continue working as a trainee nurse in 2015, while also studying towards a Certificate III in Home and Community Care. Alison is looking forward to pursuing a career in nursing.

Wesley

Wesley from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Wesley plans to pursue a role in landscaping and horticulture in Seisia in Cape York.

Moewaiya

Moewaiya from Palm Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2014 on an AIEF-CFF Scholarship. In the second half of 2015, Moewaiya commenced her studies towards a Bachelor of Nursing.

The Scots College

Jackson

Jackson from Port Macquarie completed Year 12 at The Scots College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Jackson completed his first year of a Bachelor of Nursing at The University of Sydney. He is excited to continue his studies in 2016 and pursue a career 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 2015, Ethan moved to Leonora to seek employment in the mining industry.

Koree

Koree from Newman completed Year 12 at Aquinas College in 2013 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship. Koree currently has a traineeship with Rio-Tinto in Karratha in the mining industry.

Clayfield College

Chloe

Chloe from Mornington Island completed Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Chloe worked as a full time teacher’s aide at the primary school she attended as a child. Chloe has also represented Perth All-Stars playing softball in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Lelae

Lelae from Moa Island completed Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Lelae completed a Certificate III in Photography through Design College Australia while also completing her Year 12 studies. In 2014, Lelae commenced a Bachelor of Nursing at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Lelae is looking forward to continuing her university studies in 2016.

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 working in mechanics and gaining experience that enable him to obtain other employment opportunities in the future.

Daniel

Daniel from Cunnamulla completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Daniel worked for the Green Army in Toowoomba completing a Certificate III in Landscaping and Horticulture while regenerating the local environment.

Carlin

Carlin from Stradbroke Island completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Carlin is currently contracted with the Brisbane Broncos, playing professional rugby league.

Gerald

Gerald from Jervis Island completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Gerald toured the United States to play rugby league against Indigenous teams across the country.

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 2015, Tarryn worked at the South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation as an administrative and financial officer.

Knox Grammar School

Shannon

Shannon from Worrigee completed Year 12 at Knox Grammar School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. After deferring his study in 2015, Shannon is planning to return to study a Bachelor of Arts at The University of Wollongong in 2016.

La Salle College

Lennard

Lennard from Port Hedland completed Year 12 at La Salle College in 2013 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship. In 2015, Lennard returned to Balgo to work as a teacher’s aide at the primary school he attended.

William

William from Balgo completed Year 12 at La Salle College in 2013 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship. William began a fixed plant fitter apprenticeship with BHP Billiton at the beginning of 2014 and decided to move closer to home at the end of 2014 to find an apprenticeship near Balgo.

Marist College Ashgrove

Jerome

Jerome from Mt Isa completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2014, Jerome commenced a Bachelor of Laws at Queensland University of Technology. In 2015, Jerome transferred a Bachelor of International Studies at The University of Queensland to pursue his strong interest in Foreign Affairs. Jerome is currently working as a staff aid in the office of the local member in Brisbane.

Samuel

Samuel from Stradbroke Island completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Samuel is completing a carpentry apprenticeship with Smith & Sons Renovations & Extensions in Brisbane.

Leslie

Leslie from Yarrabah completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Leslie is currently working at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park in Cairns as a performer carrying out activities such as cultural dancing and teaching visitors the technique of throwing a boomerang.

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. In 2016, Bernard is looking forward to transferring to a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne.

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 after signing a two year contract at the end of 2014. Nathan is looking forward to a successful 2016 AFL season.

Lachlan

Lachlan from Shepparton completed Year 12 at Melbourne Grammar School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Lachlan worked full time at Crown Casino. Lachlan is planning to attend university in 2016 and is excited to pursue a career in business.

Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney

Avea

Avea from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Avea completed her first year of a Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Science at Curtin University in Perth in 2014. In 2015, she transferred to a Bachelor of Engineering to pursue her dream of working in the mining industry.

Pymble Ladies' College

Alexandra

Alexandra from Ellalong completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2013. In 2014, Alexandra commenced studying a Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology, Sydney. She is looking forward to continuing her studies in 2016.

Mikasa

Mikasa from Redlynch completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Mikasa completed her first year of a Bachelor of Sports Management at The University of Technology, Sydney.

St Augustine's College

Broden

Broden from Longreach completed Year 12 at St Augustine's College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Broden completed his second year of a plumbing apprenticeship in his home community.

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 began a Bachelor of Professional Aboriginal Practice at The University of Newcastle in 2015, while also completing an internship with Westpac. Katie is considering transferring to a Bachelor of Secondary Education in 2016 to pursue a career in teaching.

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 2015, Matthew continued his apprenticeship while undertaking a Certificate II in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

Brett

Brett from Kempsey completed Year 12 at St Gregory's College Campbelltown in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Brett worked as a development officer with Cricket NSW, a role that involved running cricket camps for schools across the state. Brett also achieved success as a player, signing a rookie contract with the Sydney Sixers T20 side for the 2014/15 season and was also selected to play in the Imparja Cup in Alice Springs.

Gary

Gary from Griffith completed Year 12 at St Gregory's College Campbelltown in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Gary completed his second 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 2015, Junior worked in Sydney as a concrete labourer. Junior also had a very successful debut year with Sydney’s well-known Eastwood Rugby Club. Junior was awarded the club player of the year.

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 2015, Trae successfully completed his first year of a Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Exercise Science at the University of Canberra. Trae currently works in hospitality and is looking forward to travelling and seeing more of the world in 2016. Trae is also a very talented footballer.

Joel

Joel from Toowoomba completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2014, Joel commenced a Tertiary Preparation Program at The University of Queensland College and successfully completed this course in 2015. In 2016, he hopes to study a degree related to Exercise Science and Health at Queensland University of Technology.

Ryan

Ryan from Kingaroy completed Year 12 at St Joseph's Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Ryan became an Indigenous teacher’s aide at St Mary's Catholic School in his home community in 2015.

Freddie

Freddie from Malak completed Year 12 in 2013 at St Joseph's Nudgee College on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Freddie worked in construction in Darwin and has gained further skills in machinery to better his employment opportunities. Freddie also won NAIDOC VET person of the year and completed a Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation and a Certificate III in Civil Construction, while working for Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd.

Jordan

Jordan from North Lakes completed Year 12 at St Joseph's Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Jordan was working as an electrician trades assistant on Barrow Island, just off the Western Australian Coast.

Bailey

Bailey from Toowoomba completed Year 12 at St Joseph's Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Bailey successfully completed a Tertiary Preparation Certificate at The University of Queensland College. Bailey plans to study exercise and nutrition at The University of Queensland in 2016.

Keneen

Keneen from Townsville completed Year 12 at St Joseph's Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Keneen continued to enjoy his cabinet making apprenticeship with Wyer & Craw Kitchens in Stafford, Brisbane. Keneen also attended TAFE two days a week as a part of his apprenticeship and learned a lot about the industry which will benefit his 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 2015, Jabryah worked as a labourer for Halikos Construction in Darwin and gained valuable experience that will assist him for 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

Tamika

Tamika from Townsville completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2014, Tamika commenced a Bachelor of Social Work at Griffith University and worked at the Holiday Inn, Townsville as a receptionist. In 2015, Tamika transferred to James Cook University and is interested in employment in social justice or administration.

Taylor

Taylor from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Taylor began working at a Strata Management company on the Gold Coast. She is planning to study a Bachelor of Nursing in 2016.

Ikaika

Ikaika from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, 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 also began working at SPLC, tutoring and mentoring some of the younger Indigenous students in the boarding house. Ikaika is looking forward to pursuing his new career path.

Nikayla

Nikayla from Kempsey completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Nikayla began working at the NSW and ACT Native Title Representative Corporation as an administrative assistant.

Shaun

Shaun from Yamba completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2014, Shaun worked as a painter in his home community where he resided in 2015.

Jonah

Jonah from Moura completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Jonah continued his landscape apprenticeship with Brisbane City Council in 2014 and is currently working at St Lucia Golf Course.

Linton

Linton from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Linton continued a Bachelor of Arts at The University of Queensland while residing at Emmanuel College. Linton deferred his second semester to spend more time with his family in Weipa. Linton is looking forward to continuing his studies and is hoping to transfer to a Health Sciences degree.

Travis

Travis from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Travis was successful in an ACCOR Job Ready Program, gaining valuable experience in hospitality and tourism.

Moses

Moses from Yam Island completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Moses was selected to play in the NRC Brisbane City Rugby Union team and also gained employment in the food and beverage industry. Moses has great rugby potential and has also been selected for the Queensland Reds Development Team.

Yawana

Yawana from Townsville completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2014, Yawana moved to her home community and began a role with United Hearts Family Day Care Scheme as a casual receptionist.

St Saviour's College

Wazana

Wazana from Gracemere completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Since completing Year 12, Wazana has been working towards a Diploma of Business through Smart City in Rockhampton. In 2015, Wazana gave birth to a baby boy, Malcolm. Wazana is immersed in motherhood and is planning on studying again after Malcolm turns one.

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 now working full time at the radio station.

Shannon

Shannon from Moree completed Year 12 at St Saviour's College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Shannon applied for a Midwifery and Nurses Cadetship.

Ashlee

Ashlee from Thargomindah completed Year 12 at St Saviour's College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2014, Ashlee completed her first year of a finance and business traineeship with Bulloo Shire in her home community. In 2015, she worked full time in the finance department.

Molly

Molly from Thargomindah completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Molly continued a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She is now employed at the West Toowoomba Vet Clinic as a vet’s assistant.

Whitley

Whitley from Cherbourg completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Whitley began working in the food and beverage industry and has recently posed in an advertisement in the local paper promoting a new flavour of sundae.

Taylah

Taylah from Birdsville in North-West QLD completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Since graduating, Taylah has gained experience in many different fields. In 2016, Taylah is thinking about gaining experience in tourism which will give her experience future for employment opportunities.

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 Bryant

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. Morgan particularly enjoyed making a rotoscope of the Great Gatsby for her class.

Jola

Jola from Binalong completed Year 12 at St Vincent's College, Potts Point in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Jola successfully completed her second year of a Bachelor of Health Sciences at The University of Sydney whilst starting a major in Exercise Science. Jola played soccer in the Wesley College team and represented The University of Sydney at the Indigenous University Games.

Ellen

Ellen from Dubbo completed Year 12 at St Vincent's College, Potts Point in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Ellen is currently studying a Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Paramedicine at the Australian Catholic University in Canberra. Ellen involves herself with on-campus activities and is employed as a student ambassador at the university. She is looking forward to continuing her studies in 2016.

The Cathedral School

Dennis

Dennis from Weipa completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Dennis continued his apprenticeship and employment with Rio Tinto, learning skills that will assist him in the future for employment opportunities.

Summer

Summer from Branyan completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Summer continued to study a Bachelor of Environmental Studies at Griffith University. During the year, Summer attended a Griffith University diving trip to Bali. She also completed a research project over her semester break that looked at management and procedures with weeds.

Jarrod

Jarrod from Croydon completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Jarrod worked in construction and continued his apprenticeship which will give him beneficial experience for employment opportunities in the future.

Danie

Danie (Isa) from Boigu Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Isa was accepted in the Australian Defence Force and will be participating in the pre-recruitment program in 2016.

Elijah

Elijah from Innisfail completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Elijah worked as a teacher’s aide at a school in Innisfail. In 2016, he is enrolled to study a Bachelor of Education at the Australian Catholic University, Sydney, whilst continuing to work full time in education. In Elijah’s spare time, he likes to pursue his artistic talents and design clothing and accessories.

Daniel

Daniel from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Daniel completed the Australian Defence Force Indigenous pre-recruitment course in 2015 and is contemplating a career with the ADF in 2016.

The Scots College

Isaiah

Isaiah from Thornleigh completed Year 12 at The Scots College, Sydney in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. He completed the second year of a Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Management at The University of Technology, Sydney in 2015 and is looking forward to continuing his studies in 2016.

Class of 2012

Clayfield College

Vayda

Vayda from Nakara in Darwin completed Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2013, Vayda commenced a Bachelor of Paramedic Science at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), played AFL and travelled to the Cook Islands and China. In 2014, Vayda completed her second year of study at QUT and spent some time volunteering in South Africa during the winter break. Vayda deferred her studies in Semester 2 2015 and spent some time in Katherine, Northern Territory. Vayda is looking forward to continuing her studies in 2016.

​Claudia

Claudia from Aurukun completed Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2013, Claudia commenced a 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 plans to continue with her study and art, including an upcoming trip and exhibition in China.

Ipswich Grammar School

​Justin

Justin from Chinchilla completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2014, he completed the second year of a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba. He also completed a winter internship with Leighton Contractors. In 2015, Justin transferred degrees to a Bachelor of Business (Commerce) which he is enjoying. Justin is using his engineering background and business skills to work part time in a local engineering business in Toowoomba. Over the summer break, Justin also completed an internship with AIEF Corporate Partner Qantas, writing policy and procedure. Justin is looking at an array of opportunities to take on in 2016.

​Willhelm

Willhelm from Cairns completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Willhelm started an electrical apprenticeship that added to his existing knowledge in refrigeration mechanics. Wilhelm enjoys learning new skills that open many opportunities for his career.

Shaquel

Shaquel from Weipa completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Shaquel completed his second year of a carpentry apprenticeship with Rio Tinto. In 2016 Shaquel will continue 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. Dylan is the manager at a local pub in Hervey Bay and is learning many new skills that will benefit his future career opportunities.

Loreto Normanhurst

​Sarah

Sarah from Broome completed Year 12 at Loreto Normanhurst in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2013, Sarah commenced a Bachelor of Education (Primary) at Macquarie University. During her first year at university, Sarah achieved grades of distinction and high distinction. She also worked as a Cadet at the Warawara Department of Indigenous Studies at Macquarie University. In 2014, Sarah had the opportunity to undertake a practical placement in a remote Indigenous community near her hometown. In 2016, Sarah is considering transferring to the University of Notre Dame, Sydney to further develop her skill-set to achieve her long term teaching aspirations. Sarah enjoys time with her family, including her younger brother who completed Year 12 in 2015. Sarah is also an AIEF mentor to an AIEF Scholarship Student.

Marist College Ashgrove

​Nathan

Nathan from Yarrabah completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Nathan continued his diesel fitting apprenticeship in 2015, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Nathan is looking forward to commencing his fourth year of the apprenticeship in 2016.

Presbyterian Ladies' College, Perth

Skye

Skye from Mosman Park completed Year 12 at Presbyterian Ladies' College, Perth in 2012 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship. In 2015, Skye continued a Bachelor of Screen Arts at Curtin University supported by a BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pilbara Scholarship. Skye also began work placement at the Film and Television Institute (FTI) in Perth. Skye will be continuing her studies in 2016 and is hoping to secure a more permanent role at FTI.

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. In 2015, Olivia continued her work at the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) as a case aide and transferred university degrees to a Bachelor of Social Work. Olivia plans to continue her studies and employment with VACCA in 2016.

​Bronte

Bronte from Newcastle completed Year 12 at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney in 2012. In 2013 Bronte commenced a Bachelor of Visual Communication with a double major in Fine Arts and Graphic Design at Avondale College before transferring to the University of Newcastle to study a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Bronte is looking forward to pursuing her dream of studying Nursing at the University of Newcastle in 2015.

Pymble Ladies' College

​Ella

Ella from Terrigal completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Ella continued a Bachelor of Arts and Primary Teaching at Newcastle University, completing her placement in Dubbo. Ella continued coaching tennis at Pymble Ladies’ College and began working in the boarding house. Ella also continued coaching with the Evonne Goolagong Foundation, which saw her travel down to Melbourne during the 2015 Australian Open. Ella is looking forward to continuing her studies and her involvement in tennis in 2016.

St Augustine's College

​Colin

Colin from Mabuiag Island completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Colin was successful in gaining employment at the Novotel in Cairns working in the food and beverage department. Colin gained valuable skills and dreams of one day opening his own accommodation establishment using the skills he has learnt.

​Nichollas

Nichollas from Cairns, formerly from Saibai Island in the Torres Strait, completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Nichollas continued to work in security with Queensland Security Providers in the Cairns region.

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 2015, Brittannie has successfully gained employment as an Indigenous Support Officer at the Sydney Downing Centre Court House. Brittanie is also enrolled in a Human Resources online course. She is hopeful this will benefit her future employment opportunities.

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 continued studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science part time at Queensland University of Technology. Jack began working for a health company, YOR health in 2015 and is excited to continue his passion for fitness and well-being at both university and work in 2016.

Robert

Robert from Darwin completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Robbie completed training with the Australian Defence Force. He will be deployed in 2016 to a local community in Afghanistan.

​Assan

Assan from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Assan completed a course in Diesel Fitting at Cairns TAFE and was successful in gaining an apprenticeship in his local community of Bamaga.

​Tyrone

Tyrone from Bundaberg completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Tyrone continued working for 2PH Contracting in Bundaberg in 2014. He is hoping to add his existing skill set in 2016 which will be beneficial for future employment.

Jayden

Jayden from Darwin completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Jayden was employed in the retail industry. He plans to go on a three month trip to Europe in 2016.

​Samson

Samson from Brisbane completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Samson continued a mechanical fitting apprenticeship with Leighton Contractors. Samson has loved his apprenticeship so far and is looking forward to gaining further 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 (QUT), continued working with the Queensland Reds and further pursued her passion for drama through her work with Digi Youth Arts while also completing a Certificate IV in Film and Television Acting. Latiesha has secured a graduate role for 2016 with Carbon Media, a leading Indigenous media organisation 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 the Central Coast 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 is contemplating further studies.

​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. In 2015, Marclene deferred a Bachelor of Nursing Science at James Cook University to have her first child. Marclene is looking forward to returning to her studies in 2016.

​Jedda

Jedda from Yarrabah completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2014, Jedda worked as an administration assistant at Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council and continued in the role in 2015. Jedda has continued living in her local community and the skills she has gained will better her employment opportunities for the future.

​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 undertook general farming duties. Layla became a proud mother in 2014 and is considering studying accounting at TAFE in 2016.

​Maybelline

Maybelline from Mabuiag Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2014, Maybelline had her second child and started an online Certificate III in Business Administration. In 2016, she hopes to complete her studies and find work in Townsville.

​Sania

Sania from Mabuiag Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2013, Sania commenced a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance at North Queensland TAFE. Sania became a proud mother in 2014 and she hopes to complete a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care in 2016.

​Billy-Joe

Billy-Joe from Tully completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, 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 2014, Taylor continued working as an Indigenous Aide at St Francis Xavier Primary School in Ballina and completed her second year of a Bachelor of Education (Primary) by block mode through the Australian Catholic University in Strathfield. Taylor is excited to be continuing her studies in 2016.

Kygim

Kygim from Kempsey completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2013, Kygim deferred university and went back to her home community to spend time with family. Kygim also thoroughly enjoyed mentoring current AIEF Scholarship Students on the AIEF-Outward Bound Experience in September 2013. In 2014, Kygim returned to university and has since been enjoying his studies. In 2015, Kygim began a semester based internship at the New South Wales Ombudsman as well as a summer internship at Macquarie Bank.

Tanika

Tanika from Forster completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. Tanika continued her role as Indigenous student recruitment assistant at The University of Sydney, building the aspirations of young Indigenous boys and girls to attend university. Tanika also completed her first year of a Bachelor of Business Administration (Indigenous) at The University of Technology, Sydney.

La Salle College

Zanamarica

Zanamarica from South Hedland completed Year 12 at La Salle College in 2011 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship. In 2015, Zanamarica completed a Bachelor of Science (Human and Health Science) at The of Western Australia, supported by a BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pilbara Scholarship. In 2016, Zanamarica will commence the BHP Billiton Graduate Program.

Synarah

Synarah from Port Hedland completed Year 12 at La Salle College in 2011 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship. In 2015, Synarah completed her third year of a Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies) at The University of Western Australia, supported by a BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pilbara Scholarship. Representing UWA at the National University Games in Sydney was one of the highlights of 2015 for Synarah. She is looking forward to completing the final year of her degree in 2016.

Marist College Ashgrove

Charles

Charles from Newman completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2011. In 2014 Charlie made his senior debut for the Adelaide Crows, scoring nine goals in seven matches andwinning the Mark Bickley Award for Emerging Talent. Charles also signed a new two year contract with the Crows and looks forward to more success in 2015.

Benjamin

Benjamin from St George completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Benji commenced a diesel fitting apprenticeship, which will provide a career path and employment opportunities.

Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney

Katelyn

Katelyn from Bowral completed Year 12 at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Katelyn continued her combined Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of International Studies at The University of Technology, Sydney. In 2016, Katelyn plans to complete a university exchange in Berlin, Germany.

Pymble Ladies' College

Elizabeth (Libby)

Elizabeth (Libby) from Bungalow completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. Libby continued a Bachelor of Arts/Law at James Cook University in 2014 while working as an ambassador for the university. Libby successfully played Rugby Sevens, representing JCU at the National University Games, gaining selection in the Women’s Australian University Sevens squad and competing abroad. In 2016, Libby hopes to undertake a clerkship in corporate recovery and transfer to Queensland University of Technology.

Scotch College

Jacob

Jacob from Newman completed Year 12 at Scotch College, Perth in 2011 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship. Jacob has completed a Certificate III in Business Administration and is looking to secure employment in Perth before recommencing a Bachelor of Science at The University of Western Australia in 2016.

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 2013, Josef worked as a Junior Medical Officer with the Hunter New England Local Health District.

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. Since graduating from high school, Demi has been working in hospitality and travelling. Demi completed her first year of a Bachelor of Nursing at The University of Technology, Sydney in 2015. Demi is planning on travelling further abroad, including starting 2016 in Cuba.

Ashleigh

Ashleigh from Armidale completed Year 12 at St Catherine’s School, Waverley in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2012, Ashleigh worked full-time in the hospitality industry at the Mercure Hotel in Sydney. She 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 TAFE institute.

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. In 2015, Bodean worked for Cadross Mining as a bit grinder and benefited from his experiences. 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 2015, Anthony managed his own painting business in Darwin and enjoyed his role and the opportunities to work in different indoor and outdoor environments.

Dylan

Dylan from Darnley Island completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Dylan commenced employment as a Queensland police officer on Thursday Island. Dylan enjoys being close to his home community of Darnley Island.

Morley

Morley from Darwin completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, 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 2013, Jemmason worked as an administrative assistant at Queensland University of Technology’s Indigenous Studies Research Network. In 2015, Jemmason studied a Bachelor of Human Services at The University of Queensland and resided at Emmanuel College. Jemmason is extremely passionate about social justice.

Eddie

Eddie from Edge Hill near Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, he returned to Cairns to complete his carpentry apprenticeship and is looking forward to completing it in 2016. Eddie is exploring further employment opportunities in the mining industry.

St Saviour's College

Mariah

Mariah from Cherbourg completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. Mariah commenced studying a Diploma of Youth Work at the South Queensland Institute of Technology in 2014. In 2015, Mariah continued to nurture her passion for community work and centred her studies and employment on youth work. She continued her role at Centacare Toowoomba.

Kelly

Kelly from Cunnamulla completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Kelly became a mother and is currently enjoying being a parent.

Kiah

Kiah from Mackay completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2013, Kiah completed the second year of a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Indigenous Studies at the University of Southern Queensland. Kiah deferred her undergraduate degree and completed a Diploma of Teaching at North Queensland TAFE in 2014. In 2015, Kiah started studying a Bachelor of Education at James Cook University, Townsville. Kiah is studying by block-mode whilst living in Toowoomba.

The Cathedral School

Ginau

Ginau from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Ginau moved to Brisbane to work in construction and looks forward to continuing down this career path in 2016.

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 from Bowraville completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Zaylia continued to care for her two children. In 2016, Zaylia hopes to further her studies in her home community.

Karina

Karina from Bowraville completed Year 12 Kincoppal-Rose Bay School in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, 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 2014, Keiryn spent her first semester studying a Bachelor of Laws at Macquarie University, before moving to Innisfail where she worked a number of business administration jobs. In 2015, Keiryn studied a Certificate in Health and Fitness. Keiryn is currently residing in Cairns where she hopes to find opportunities in business and administration in 2016.

Jessica

Jessica from Alice Springs completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Jessica completed her third year of a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at The University of Adelaide and is excited to be continuing her studies in 2016.

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 2015, transferring from a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at James Cook University to a Bachelor of Business at The University of Melbourne. In 2015, Neerim acted as an ambassador for the university as well as being appointed to the Board of Directors for two Catholic schools in the Diocese of Cairns. In late 2015, Neerim completed an AIEF-HSBC Summer Work Placement. In 2016, Neerim will relocate to Melbourne and is looking forward to studying at The University of Melbourne. Neerim will be a resident of Trinity College.

St Catherine's School, Waverley

Brylie

Brylie from Forster completed Year 12 at St Catherine's School, Waverley in 2010. In 2013, Brylie completed her third year of a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of New South Wales. In 2014, Brylie is looking forward to continuing her studies.

St Joseph's Nudgee College

Blair

Blair from Aurukun completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. Blair has continued his role in the 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland Regiment, while also raising a young son and is enjoying being stationed in Darwin and Cape York.

Thomas

Thomas from Brisbane completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Thomas was in the Australian Defence Force and also participated in the ADF Exercise First Look with AIEF Thomas was a mentor for this event at Kapooka and facilitated through obstacles courses and drills for AIEF Scholarship Students, helping to provide an insight into life in the Defence Force.

St Peters Lutheran College

Peter

Peter from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2010 on an AIEF-AFL Scholarship. In 2015, Peter played in the QAFL competition for the Redland Bay Team, where he excelled. He has also played professional football in the AFL for the Collingwood Magpies.

Don

Don from Yam Island in the Torres Strait completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Don worked in construction in Brisbane and gained valuable experience that will benefit his employment and career opportunities in the future.

Frank

Frank from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Frank acted as a Resident Assistant at Emmanuel College. In 2016, Frank is undertaking his Honours year in a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in International Relations at The University of Queensland, whilst residing at Emmanuel College. Frank is also interested in pursuing 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 2014, Emma became a personal support worker at Spinal Injuries Australia in Townsville. In 2015, Emma was employed at House with No Steps as a personal support worker. Emma is looking forward to commencing studies in 2016 with the aim of completing a Bachelor of Paramedics. Emma is planning on studying by distance mode as she will be living in a remote area with her partner who is in the Queensland Police Force.

Ashley

Ashley from Surat completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Ashley completed a Bachelor of Criminology at The University of New England, Armidale.

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 completed her final year of a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) at Charles Sturt University in 2014. Tara spent 13 weeks teaching in Broken Hill for the practical component of her degree, an experience which reaffirmed her passion for Inclusive Education. Tara has taught a composite class at Bungendore Primary School and will be teaching there in 2016. Tara has considered post-graduate studies abroad and is particularly interested in the United Kingdom which she travelled to earlier in 2015.

Alemka

Alemka from Kempsey completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2013, Alemka resumed studying a Bachelor of Midwifery at The University of Technology, Sydney while working part time at David Jones. Alemka worked two jobs throughout 2015, whilst studying a Bachelor of Education at Western Sydney University. In 2016, Alemka would like to travel further, continue her two positions and study.

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. Natahlia hopes to work in administration in 2016.

The Cathedral School

Alick

Alick from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015 Alick continued his role as a teacher’s aide at the Tagai College on Dauan Island, supporting local children and promoting education for future generations.

Steven

Steven from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. Steven began his mechanical apprenticeship in 2013 in Brisbane and has gained valuable experience that will benefit his future employment.

Iailie

Iailie from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. Since completing high school, Iailie has worked in retail at the Ibis Hotel in her home community and has spent time with her family.

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 2015, Kathryn continued studying a Bachelor of Business part time at Griffith University while working at Elders Real Estate, where she managed accounts and the administration team. She plans to continue studying part time in 2016, and working full time to experience the best of both study and employment.

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. Since completing Year 12, Kira has been working towards a Diploma of Business through Careers Australia. In 2016, Kira plans to continue her studies.

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