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There are so many pathways to success

Meet Frank and Kai who completed Year 12 on AIEF Scholarships in 2010 and 2014.

Inspiring family and community

Kodie and Tarli completed Year 12 on AIEF Scholarships in 2018 and 2020. Learn more about their story.

The future is bright and so are the kids

AIEF Scholarship Student Dion Whitfield meets the Prime Minister and Treasurer at the 2023 Economic and Social Outlook Conference.

Meaningful change that ripples through families

AIEF Alum Leana is dedicated to inspiring other Indigenous youth to pursue higher education and follow their aspirations.

Juniors train with AFL greats

Cobram’s Under 14 and Under 17 sides trained with AIEF Alum Jy Simpkin in preparation for their finals.

Graduate nurse delighted to get a job close to home

AIEF Alum Emma is set to join the "deadly" team of nurses at Cooktown Hospital, supporting the development of healthcare in the rural community.

Simple equations to make impact at scale

Education is the key to boosting Indigenous opportunity.

Closing the gap for good

AIEF Executive Director Andrew Penfold talks to The Australian about meeting Closing The Gap targets.

Removing Barriers to Opportunity

AIEF Scholar Injarra Harbour appears in The Australian talking about ways the Government can boost university participation for Indigenous students.

Scholarship will bring health to med student's island home

AIEF Alum Kibbim Titasey shares his inspiring education journey from the Torres Strait, to the halls of St Augustine's College, to university where he is now studying a Bachelor of Health Science. His goal? To return home one day with the skills he has gained and help close the gap in health.

Program puts Marni on learning curve that crosses PM's path

AIEF Scholarship Student Marni (Year 9, Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney) is "nervous but excited" to meet Australian Prime Minister the Hon Anthony Albanese MP at The Australian Economic Outlook Forum. For her, it is the best gift she could give her family who will be watching the live broadcast with pride.

School rules for advancing First Nations students

AIEF Executive Director Andrew Penfold AM highlights the growing demand for scholarships and the role education plays in closing the gap in unemployment.

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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.