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Indigenous scholarship holders return home as inspirations

AIEF Scholarship Students, the Dann sisters appear in the national network of metropolitan daily newspapers. Their proud mother Justine talks about the empowering opportunities available through quality education.

The childhood bond driving Watson and Hynes

AIEF Alum and NRL player Connor Watson discusses the growth of his charity, the Cultural Choice Association, which focuses on suicide prevention amongst young Indigenous people.

Indigenous pupils hit 94pc completion rate

AIEF Alum Kyh Samuelsson and sister Jaidey speak to The Australian about the importance of education and the benefits of attending boarding school on an AIEF Scholarship.

How a good education helped Indigenous man Nathan Bassani to have it all

AIEF Alum Nathan Bassani speaks to News Corp Australia about the importance of education and the benefits of attending boarding school on an AIEF Scholarship.

AIEF Partners Among Australia’s Best Workplaces in 2022

Two AIEF partners, champions of opportunity and equality, Commonwealth Bank and KPMG among the 2022 best places to work.

Australia's largest corporate philanthropists support AIEF

Many of AIEF’s partners and supporters are among the top 50 community investors for 2021

Nyah digs deep to help Indigenous women

AIEF Alum Nyah Teiotu, a mining engineer for BHP, is helping to mentor and train young women wishing to enter the profession.

AIEF awarded CommBank Community Grant

The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation has been successful in receiving a grant from the CommBank Staff Foundation for 2022.

Working to help people in need

AIEF Alum Siegfried Beschel delivered the Acknowledgement of Country at the SAP Effect event in Brisbane.

Partnership stands test of time

AIEF and Qantas have been working together through the challenges of Covid to support Indigenous students. Qantas Customer Service Manager Irene Fong has been with Qantas for almost 40 years. She was stood down due to Covid and when AIEF became aware of this we offered her a position in our Partnerships team. We knew Irene both as someone we had met on-board and as a great mentor to an AIEF Scholarship Student, Eden Timbery.

Eden and Irene speak with The Australian about how they have developed a bond for life through AIEF Mentoring, and the resilience and adaptability they have learned throughout their journey together.

Proud Indigenous graduates are an inspiration to all

AIEF Scholarship Students Jack Barnes and Caiban Thaiday from St Augustine’s College in Cairns speak to The Australian about their pride in graduating Year 12 and inspiring their communities.

$1bn to Close the Gap for Indigenous Australians

AIEF Alum Gabrielle Ebsworth speaks to News Corp Australia about the importance of Indigenous health professionals in supporting improved health outcomes.

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As part of the AIEF Scholarship Program, Indigenous youth – whose enduring cultures have nurtured this continent for tens of thousands of years – become beneficiaries of an education that will stand them in good stead in whatever future endeavours they choose.

Professor The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
Patron, AIEF


The AIEF Scholarship Program and the AIEF Pathways Program are supported by the Australian Government in collaboration with individual, philanthropic and corporate supporters from the private sector.