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Increasing Indigenous representation in Australia’s legal profession

AIEF Ambassador Anita Thompson talks to Lawyers Weekly about how increasing the number of Indigenous students who complete their secondary education is part of the solution to increasing the number of Indigenous lawyers.

Indigenous student boarders handling Covid well

While Covid-19 continues to have a great impact on our lives, Indigenous students supported by the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation continue to flourish, writes Executive Director Andrew Penfold.

AIEF Alum Ben Long named in MGS best team of 50 years

Ben Long (MGS, 2016) was recently named among Melbourne Grammar School’s best team of the past 50 years, selected to play in the forward line.

Brenton raises the bar as first Indigenous Boarding Captain

A proud Yawuru and Nyual Nyual boy from Broome, Year 12 boarder Brenton Macauley recently spoke about importance of appreciating opportunities, aiming higher and his experience as the first Indigenous Captain of Boarding at Scotch College, Perth.

Future Generation Australia Dividend Donors continue to pay it forward

Despite the economic uncertainty and other challenges wrought by COVID-19, AIEF is extremely fortunate to continue to have the support of Future Generation Australia.

Education the best platform for lifting Indigenous futures

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

Young Aboriginal people inspiring their peers to strive for careers

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

Indigenous students excel as cloud looms over scholarship funding

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

Students give Indigenous scholarships full marks

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

Education alarm as attendances plunge in remote schools

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

AIEF partner Commonwealth Bank among Australia’s best workplaces

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

AIEF partners and supporters among Australia's biggest philanthropists

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

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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.