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Dreaming of a future that reconciles two worlds

AIEF Scholarship Student Deon and his family say they hope his education at Sydney's Scots College, which is already inspiring cousins and friends, will equip him to one day lead the community.

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A path of endless possibilities

Edna Coolburra aspires to give back to her community after graduating on a scholarship provided by AIEF and the Cathy Freeman Foundation.

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If they were Prime Minister: the gap stops here

Matthew and Wyatt share their vision for the nation with The Australian.

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Getting an education gave me and my family opportunities in life to become whatever we wanted to be...I support AIEF because by opening doors to leading schools and universities, they’re empowering thousands of Aboriginal kids to pursue their dreams.

Adam Goodes
2014 Australian of the Year


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.