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Bush medicine: Inspirational Indigenous brothers are future doctors

AIEF Graduate Injarra and his older brother AIEF Tertiary Scholar Unngoorra Harbour (St Joseph's Nudgee College) talk to The Australian about their aspirations to study medicine and give back to remote communities.

Trailblazers of tomorrow

AIEF Scholarship Graduate Lailah Prince (St Catherine’s School, 2020) appears in the December 2020 issue of the Qantas Magazine.

Qantas Frequent Flyer has partnered with AIEF to support life-changing scholarships for young Indigenous students. People are now able to donate to AIEF using Qantas Points at the Qantas Rewards Store.

AIEF and Sky News Australia announce an inspirational new documentary

Premiering Thursday, 10 December 2020 at 7:00pm AEDT, Changing Our Nation follows the lives of Australia’s brightest young Indigenous trailblazers, celebrating the power of education and the ripple effect it has on our lives, our communities and our nation.

NSW State Budget: scholarship funds for Indigenous students

Indigenous students will benefit from $8 million in new funds for the AIEF Scholarship Program in the upcoming NSW State budget.

In memoriam

It is with great sadness that the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) informs our community of the death of AIEF Co-Founder and Ambassador Tom Drake-Brockman.

Sancia's star on the rise with award

AIEF Scholarship Student Sancia (Year 12, The Armidale School) features in an article in The Coffs Coast Advocate after receiving the Dame Marie Bashir Peace Award for her outstanding contribution to peace and harmony within the wider community.

Brave mates step up

AIEF Scholarship Student Leroy Kelly (Year 12, St Augustine’s College) and his friend Eshton talk to The Cairns Post about recieving the District Officer’s Certificate of Appreciation for their bravery during an armed robbery in Cairns.

South32 supporting Indigenous schooling

AIEF and South32 partnership launch featured in the Australasian Mine Safety Journal.

South32 partners with AIEF to bolster Indigenous education prospects

AIEF and South32 partnership launch featured in an article in The Examiner Tasmania.

South32 partners with AIEF for Indigenous education

AIEF Alum Matthew Chard (Cranbrook 2015) features in an article in the Illawara Mercury about the launch of AIEF's partnership with South32.

South32 Partners With AIEF

South32 has entered into a multi-year partnership with the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) to support Indigenous students access schooling and complete Year 12, while developing skills to make a successful transition to employment.

Foundation for social and economic growth

AIEF is pleased to release a detailed independent external evaluation report undertaken KPMG, with an exclusive story in The Australian featuring AIEF Scholarship Students Lindsay, Tyron and Jett from St Gregory’s College, Campbelltown.

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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.