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U on Sunday – Mates cross the sporting divide

AIEF Scholarship Student Kalkani and his mentor from BP Australia, David speak to U on Sunday about the benefits of the AIEF Mentor Program.

Lights Out – The road well travelled

An article in the Term 1 edition of Lights Out celebrates the growth of the AIEF Mentor Program and profiles Jim and Kai, one of the Program’s great success stories.

The Australian – Students hungrier than ever for a taste of office

The joint winners of AIEF's 'If I were PM' competition, AIEF scholarship student Riarna and AIEF Alumni Jerome, reflect on meetings with the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and senior politicians from both sides of the house.

The Australian – If I were PM? These two have their speeches ready

On the eve of their trip to Canberra to meet the Prime Minister, AIEF scholars Riarna and Jerome told The Australian what they would do if they were the nation's first Indigenous Prime Minister.

The Australian – Schools scheme a major success

In this opinion piece, Andrew Penfold explains how AIEF achieves outstanding results for Indigenous students at minimal cost by partnering with leading schools and providing scholarships to students who are enthusiastic about getting a great education.

The Australian Women's Weekly – Chance of a lifetime

Five outstanding young women pursuing quality education and careers with the support of AIEF share their stories in the March issue of the Australian Women’s Weekly – pick up a copy to read the full story.

The Australian – Swire helps Indigenous kids make the grade

The Australian reports on the announcement of Swire's new $1 million, six-year partnership with AIEF. This partnership will enable more Indigenous students to access quality education, and Swire will engage in the AIEF Pathways Program to provide pathways and support for AIEF Scholarship Students making the transition from school to employment or education.

AIEF Mentor Program grows in 2014

The AIEF Mentor Program aims to create a structured and trusting one-on-one relationship between a student and an experienced, professional individual who shares knowledge and offers guidance and support about life and career options. Students and mentors meet once a month in face-to-face sessions as well as at group activities with a more social focus.

SAP donates prize money to AIEF

SAP ANZ presented AIEF with a cheque for 20,000 euros – the prize money SAP ANZ received to donate to the charity of their choice as winners of SAP’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ competition in January.

Renegade Collective – The Social Changeling

AIEF CEO Andrew Penfold speaks to Emily Morgan about his life, education and career journey, and how these experiences inspired him to establish AIEF five years ago.

The Australian – Educator paves way for change

The Australian reports AIEF CEO Andrew Penfold’s appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2014 Australia Day honours list.

The Australian – Opening education door to disadvantaged

Annie Navin outlines the work of AIEF and personal experiences of AIEF CEO Andrew Penfold that led him to start the founation.

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Professor The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
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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.