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Alumni

AIEF is proud to support its growing network of alumni to pursue productive careers and fulfilling lives.

Information about alumni from graduating classes 2008-2016 follows. Information about students attending school and university in 2017, including the graduating class of 2017, can be found here under their individual schools.

Class of 2016

Aquinas College

Kamaea

Kemaea from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at Aquinas College in 2016 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. In 2017, Kemaea relocated to Brisbane and to commence an apprenticeship with Hastings and Deering as a Heavy Diesel Mechanic. Kemaea also played Colts Grade Rugby Union for the University of Queensland and won the grand final to become Queensland’s champions.

Brisbane Boys’ College

Phillip

Phillip from Cairns completed Year 12 at Brisbane Boy’s College in 2016 on an AIEF-AFL Scholarship. In his senior year, Phillip was selected to the Gold Coast Suns level 3 football team for the fourth year in a row. Since graduating from school, Phillip has been playing AFL at club-level with Sherwood Football Club in Brisbane, and has been working full-time in hospitality.

Konama

Konama from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at Brisbane Boys’ College in 2016 on an AIEF-AFL Scholarship. In 2017 Konama was accepted into a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at James Cook University in Townsville. Konama deferred his studies after completing his first semester, and has returned home to his family in Cairns.

Clayfield College

Zoe

Zoe from Howard Springs completed Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2016. In 2017 she commenced a B. Business at QUT. Zoe deferred her degree in semester two to return home to Darwin to be with family. She will return to university in 2018.

Eylania

Eylania from Wynnum completed Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2016 on an AIEF scholarship. After graduating, Eylania moved to Melbourne to study a Bachelor of Arts (Extended) at the University of Melbourne. At the end of 2017, Eylania moved back to Brisbane and is continuing her degree at the University of Queensland. Eylania hopes to graduate from university, and work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in achieving their goals.

Myah

Myah from Kelvin Grove completed Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. Upon finishing Year 12, Myah relocated to Perth, where she commenced a Bachelor of Paramedicine at Edith Cowan University. Myah changed her degree mid-way through 2017, and she has successfully completed her first semester of a Bachelor of Arts. Myah is highly engaged with AIEF, and was the alumni speaker at a Mentor Workshop in Perth, where she spoke about her ongoing relationship with her AIEF mentor from Qantas.

Cranbrook School

Harrison

Harrison from Bombaderry completed Year 12 at Cranbrook School in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. Harrison completed a Diploma of Humanities at the University of New South Wales in 2017 and intends to continue his studies by commencing a Bachelor of Arts at UNSW in 2018. Harrison currently works part-time in a barristers chambers in Sydney.

Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School

Tehillah

Tehillah from Yorke Island completed Year 12 at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. Tehillah completed a Diploma in Business in 2016 and after completing school was successful in an administration role with the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships in Brisbane. In 2017 Tehillah relocated to Townsville to be closer to family and is aspiring to a career with the Australian Defence Force as an Operations Specialist with the Navy.

Jamika

Jamika from Charleville completed Year 12 at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School in 2016. After finishing school Jamika received an offer for a scholarship to study Law at Bond University. Jamika deferred her studies to spend some time with her family and later relocated to Canberra to start working for Reconciliation Australia.

Ipswich Grammar School

Brendon

Brendon from Margaret Bay competed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Brendon enrolled into the Gold Coast School of Construction and aspires to gain a career in this industry, as he enjoys being outdoors.

Ali

Ali from Palm Island completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2016 on an AIEF-CFF Scholarship. In 2017 Ali completed a Certificate III in Fitness through the Academy of Fitness and High Performance in Townsville and hopes to secure a career working with the Australian Police Force.

Tyrone

Tyrone from Parkinson completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. During his time at the college, Tyrone commenced a school-based apprenticeship in the plumbing industry. Upon completion of Year 12, Tyrone has continued to strive for his career goal, and has commenced a plumbing apprenticeship with a plumbing company near Brisbane.

Lucas

Lucas from Karama completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2016 on an AIEF scholarship. In 2017, Lucas started a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Queensland and has been involved with AIEF and the University of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, participating in Torres Strait Islander dancing and speaking to students at the AIEF Learn, it, Live it! Workshop. In the future, Lucas plans to graduate from university and work in the mining industry to create environmental sustainable solutions and give back to communities

Walter

Walter from Margaret Bay completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2016 on an AIEF scholarship. In 2017, Walter enrolled into a Bachelor of Business at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. He has recently moved to Mackay where he is playing football.

Barry

Barry from Mackay completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Barry secured an apprenticeship working in pest management control in the greater Brisbane region.

Coen

Coen from Moree completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Coen was working as an Admin Officer at a Community Medical Centre.

Fredric

Fredric from Taroom completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2016. In 2017 Fredric commenced a Bachelor of Urban Development at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.

Bevan

Bevan from Yungaburra completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2016 on an AIEF scholarship. In 2017 Bevan moved to the Gold Coast and started at Griffith College. Bevan hopes to finish university with a degree in social work.

Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart

Victoria

Victoria from Ravenswood completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Victoria completed a Police Academy Pathways Program and during the program has been working in food and hospitality gaining valuable experience and developing a career in tourism and hospitality.

Mililma

Mili from Stockton completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart in 2016 on an AIEF scholarship. She proceeded to study Law/Communications at UTS in 2017. Mili is a leader in the residential unit at UTS and meeting the rigorous challenge of her studies. Mili is positively involved in the cultural life of University and Jumbunna and maximising the opportunities that come her way, having also secured an internship with Gilbert and Tobin.

Loreto Normanhurst

Jada

Jada-Rose, a Barkindji woman from Bourke, completed Year 12 at Loreto Normanhurst in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. Jada joined Loreto in 2011 and was the first Indigenous student to complete her secondary education from Year 7 to Year 12 at the school. Since completing Year 12, Jada has completed the iProwd Indigenous police training course in Dubbo, and is now currently working full time at a pharmacy.

Melbourne Grammar School

Josef

Josef from Darwin completed Year 12 at Melbourne Grammar School in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. Whilst at the college Josef excelled in the areas of Art and Drama, and was Chair of the school’s Reconciliation Committee. Upon completing Year 12 Josef was accepted into a Bachelor of Fashion (Design) Honours at RMIT in Melbourne. Josef deferred his course for 12 months to return home to Darwin to spend time with his family. Josef will commence his degree in 2018.

Benjamin

Benjamin from Darwin graduated from Melbourne Grammar School in 2016. Ben, who participated enthusiastically in the AIEF Transition Support Program, was a standout sportsman, who represented his school in first grade football and also played at the AFL Nationals where he represented the Northern Territory Thunder. In Year 12, Ben played in the Victorian Football League Grand Final where his team won the premiership. In November 2016, Ben was drafted to the St Kilda AFL team where he continues to play professionally at a national level.

Presbyterian Ladies' College, Perth

Tahnee

Tahnee from Broome completed Year 12 at Presbyterian Ladies College, Perth in 2016 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. In 2017, Tahnee commenced studying a Bachelor of Medicine at Curtin University of Technology, Bentley.

Jasmin

Jasmin from Mowanjum completed Year 12 at Presbyterian Ladies College, Perth in 2016 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. Jasmin currently lives in Port Hedland and in early 2017 commenced full time employment with Fortescue Metals Group.

Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney

Isobella

Isobella from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at PLC Sydney in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Isobella commenced a Bachelor of International Relations at The University of Sydney.

Cassie

Cassie from Belyuen completed Year 12 at PLC Sydney in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Cassie was successful in an Administration Assistant role in Darwin.

Pymble Ladies' College

Shannon

Shannon from Darwin completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Shannon relocated to Melbourne where she commenced a Bachelor of Arts Extended at the University of Melbourne. Shannon resides at Trinity College which she really enjoys. Shannon has also maintained contact with her AIEF mentor and is highly engaged with AIEF.

Mary

Mary from Darwin completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. Mary is one of four Indigenous students to have completed their secondary education from Year 7 to Year 12 at the college. In 2017 Mary commenced studying a Bachelor of Nursing at Charles Darwin University in her home community of Darwin. In mid-2017 Mary’s career trajectory shifted, and she completed her Police Constable training with the Northern Territory Police in November 2017.

Natalie

Natalie from Malak completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Natalie was accepted in the Bachelor of Construction Management at UNSW, however deferred her studies for 12 months to spend time with her family. Natalie has been working full time for an IT solutions company in Darwin, and intends to transfer her course to Charles Darwin University and commence her tertiary studies in 2018.

Scotch College

Tayla

Tayla from Moree completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017, Tayla was accepted into the University of Newcastle’s Yapug Enabling Program. Tayla has one further semester of the program to complete, after which she is hoping to transfer into the Bachelor of Physiotherapy. It has been Tayla’s long-time goal to become a physiotherapist.

Matthew

Matthew completed Year 12 at Scotch College, Perth in 2016 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. In 2017, after spending some time in Meekatharra, Matthew moved to Port Hedland and is working as a Trades Assistant with Roy Hill.

Folau

Folua from Mowanjum completed Year 12 at Scotch College, Perth in 2016 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. In 2017, Folau moved back home to connect with his family and community. Folau has been active in promoting and sharing his culture in the wider Australian community. Folau and members of his dance group from Mowanjum also performed at Dance Rites 2017 at the Sydney Opera House.

Adam

Adam from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. Adam moved to Melbourne in 2017 and started his Bachelor of Nursing at RMIT. In 2017, Adam was very involved in his community, campaigning for social and political causes. Adam really enjoys his coursework and works on campus as a casual, providing peer learning support to other students. Adam has many career aspirations and hopes to pursue a Master of Nursing in England after he completes his Bachelor degree.

Khysom

Khysom from Port Hedland completed Year 12 at Scotch College, Perth in 2016 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. In 2017 Khysom returned to Port Hedland and is working as a Technician Blast and Drill with Roy Hill.

Scotch College, Melbourne

Zane

Zane from Bairnsdale completed Year 12 at Scotch College, Melbourne in 2016. Upon completing Year 12 Zane was accepted into an Associate Degree in Business at RMIT, which he deferred for 12 months to take a Gap Year. During his Gap Year, Zane has been working full time in construction, and has remained close with his fellow AIEF alumni from Scotch.

Jy

Jy from Mooroopna completed Year 12 at Scotch College in 2016. In 2017 Jy played professional Australian Rules Football for North Melbourne Football Club. Jy is preparing for the 2018 season after recovering from injury.

Dion

Dion from Illowa completed Year 12 at Scotch College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. He completed a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation as part of his VCE studies in 2015 and in 2016 completed a Certificate III in Fitness. Dion, an excellent football player, captained the Scotch College football team to the APS title in 2016. At the conclusion of Year 12, Dion was drafted to Melbourne Football Club where he continues to play professional AFL.

Jhdara

Jhdara from West Launceston completed Year 12 at Scotch College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Jhdara started a Bachelor of Arts and moved into college at the University of Melbourne. Over the summer break Jhdara completed a work experience placement with AIEF Corporate Partner HSBC.

St Augustine's College

Marlon

Marlon from Darnley Island completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. Since completing school Marlon has returned home to the Torres Strait undertaking diving work and has applied to the Australian Defence Force in the Navy as a Marine Technician.

Tayshaun

Tayshaun from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2016 on an AIEF scholarship. In 2017 Tayshaun moved to Brisbane and started a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Queensland. After completing a semester at university, Tayshaun decided to move into the personal training industry. In 2018, Tayshaun will continue to work in personal training and gain his formal qualifications.

St Gregory's College Campbelltown

Tyrone

Tyrone from Faulconbridge completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown in 2016. In 2017, Tyrone commenced a Voyages Traineeship with the Ayers Rock Resort in Yulara, and like his fellow AIEF alumni based in the Red Centre, is very much enjoying his new career in Hospitality and Tourism.

Clancy

Clancy from Muttama completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College in 2016. Clancy, who particularly enjoyed his Primary Industries class at school, is keen to pursue a career in Agriculture. Clancy spent 2017 living and working as a jackaroo on his uncle’s cattle station in the Kimberley. Clancy intends to study at Agricultural College in the future.

Michael

Michael from Dubbo completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College in 2016 on an AIEF scholarship. In 2017 Michael was studying towards his degree and working part time. Michael currently spends his time between Dubbo and Tweed Heads, and lives with his brother Kyle who is also an AIEF alum.

Timothy

Timothy from Wellington completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown in 2016. Tim was accepted into a Bachelor of Construction Management at The University of Newcastle, which he deferred in order to take a gap year and spend time with his family. during his gap year, Tim has been working full time on a farm near his home, and is looking forward to commencing his studies in 2018.

Brett

Brett from Goonellabah completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017, Brett completed his first year of a Bachelor of Social Work at ACU in Strathfield and his long term career goal is to work in community services. Brett is also a talented football player and was recently selected for the Australian Universities Rugby 7’s squad.

St Joseph's Nudgee College

Lachlan

Lachlan from Cooroibah completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. Since completing school, Lachy has returned home to spend with family and aspires to begin a career in construction.

Tyler

Tyler from Chermside completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2016. In 2017 Tyler was accepted into the Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Tyler deferred his studies for 12 months to take a gap year, and during that time Tyler completed a Certificate I in Construction, as well as the Accor Indigenous Job Ready Program. Tyler secured a part-time job working at the Qantas Business Lounge at Brisbane Airport, and is looking forward to commencing his studies in 2018.

Lachlan

Lachlan from Gympie completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Lachlan was accepted into the Bachelor of Fine Arts at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Lachlan particularly enjoys making short films and being ‘behind the camera’ in the film subjects he is studying. Lachlan is engaged with the AIEF Alumni Program.

Jackson

Jackson from Kingaroy completed Year 12 at St Joseph's Nudgee College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Jackson began a Bachelor of Science at the Queensland University of Technology, whilst also securing a place for residency at King’s College, UQ.

Brody

Brody from Goodooga completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. He is a gifted artist and a talented sportsman, who represented Nudgee in GPS rugby. Brody completed a range of mechanical certificates and technical short courses throughout school, and works as a Fitter and Turner Apprentice with a large-scale construction company in Toowoomba.

Tyrell

Tyrell from Hervey Bay completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2016. During his time at the college Tyrell represented the college in the First XV Nudgee Rugby team in GPS and made the Australian Lloyd McDermott Indigenous Rugby 7’s team. In 2017, Tyrell was accepted into a Bachelor of Sports Studies at The University of the Sunshine Coast. Tyrell is keen to pursue a career in the sports and health industries.

Nathan

Nathan from Brisbane completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017Nathan relocated to Gatton to work as a farm-hand while undertaking a Certificate III in Agricultural Operations for his gap year. Nathan’s ultimate career goal is to join the Australian Army, and he has commenced the process for entry by completing his YOU session. Nathan is hoping to become a Combat Engineer.

Joshua

Joshua from Hervey Bay completed Year 12 at St Joseph's Nudgee College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. Upon graduating from Year 12, Joshua commenced a Bachelor of Laws at the Queensland University of Technology. Joshua hopes to pursue a career in corporate or finance law, and is undertaking an internship with Westpac bank.

Tiga

Tiga from Brisbane completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. During school, Tiga completed a Certificate II and III in Media, and upon finishing school is now working full-time at the Brisbane Indigenous Media Association, where among other duties he produces content for radio shows. In future Tiga hopes to one day host his own radio segment.

Tyrone

Tyrone from Brisbane graduated from St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2016. Tyrone successfully applied for a Metal Fabrication apprenticeship and commenced his training in early 2017 at a company in Brisbane.

St Peters Lutheran College

Matthew

Matthew from Brisbane completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Matthew commenced a Landscaping Apprenticeship with a company in Brisbane. Mathew is highly engaged with AIEF and was the alumni speaker at the Mentor Workshop in Brisbane in early 2017. He also sat on the Alumni Panel at the 2017 Year 12 Learn It, Live It! workshop in Brisbane, and attended the Yarn’n Circle and 2016 Annual Report Launch event in Sydney. Matthew also featured on the cover of the report.

Gareth

Gareth from Legume completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. Since completing Year 12 Gareth relocated to Toowoomba, where he completed a six-month Indigenous enabling course at the University of Southern Queensland. Gareth is currently employed at Big W.

Jacob

Jacob from Legume completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Jacob completed an Indigenous preparation course at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba, and upon successful completion of this course, transferred into an Associate Degree in Engineering. Jacob is dedicated to his studies and is highly engaged with AIEF.

Catherine

Catherine from Innisfail completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2016. Catherine was accepted into a Bachelor of Nursing at James Cook University in Townsville, which she deferred to take a gap year. During her gap year, Catherine worked full-time on her family’s farm, and enjoyed an extended holiday to the USA and Canada. Catherine intends to return to study in 2018.

St Saviour's College

Mishelle

Mishelle from Horn Island completed Year 12 in 2016 St Saviour’s College on an AIEF scholarship. In 2017 she deferred an offer to attend University in Toowoomba to study business to take a gap year and spend time in her home community.

Chelsea

Chelsea from St George completed Year 12 in 2016 St Saviour’s College on an AIEF scholarship.

In 2017 she began studying Business at university in Toowoomba.

Naikeza

Naikeza from Palm Island completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2016 on an AIEF-CFF Scholarship. Since completing school Naikeza has returned to her community on Palm Island and is working as a teacher aide at the local school. Naikeza aspires to a career in Education and would like to be a primary school teacher.

St Vincent's College, Potts Point

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn from Illabo completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. Kaitlyn is currently working in aged care and gaining valuable experience that will be beneficial to her future career.

Paula

Paula-Rose from Croydon completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 she started a Bachelor of Social Work and worked part-time in the hospitality industry.

The Armidale School

Joshua

Josh from Lightning Ridge completed Year 12 at The Armidale School in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. Josh is a talented didgeridoo player, and performed at the 2015 AIEF Annual Report Launch, in addition to presenting a speech about his cultural background and hopes for the future. In 2016 Joshua was also recognised as Walgett Shires ‘Young Citizen of the Year’ for his contribution to his local community. Josh intends to complete a barbering apprenticeship in Canberra in 2018.

Dennis

Dennis from Armidale completed Year 12 at The Armidale School in 2016. Dennis is a talented artist who gave the Acknowledgement of Country and made a speech at the Annual Report Launch in 2016. In mid-2017, Dennis commenced a traineeship with the Ayers Rock resort in Yulara in Central Australia, and loves his role and living so close to Uluru.

The Cathedral School

Isabella

Isabella from Katherine completed Year 12 in 2016 at The Cathedral School on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 she took a gap year to work on her family’s cattle station. In 2018 she will commence studying a Bachelor of Rural Science at the University of New England in Armidale.

Shenee

Shenee completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in Townsville in 2016 on an AIEF scholarship and then returned to her remote community of Pompuraaw for a gap year. Shenee has been working at the local health centre and has deferred her Care2Achieve scholarship until 2018 when she plans to return to Townsville to complete a Diploma in Nursing.

Douglas

Douglas from Katherine completed Year 12 in 2016 at The Cathedral School on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Douglas moved to Kalgoorlie WA, to work as a Trades Assistant and in late 2017 relocated to Townsville, Queensland.

Britney

Britney from Bowen completed Year 12 at the Cathedral School in 2016 on an AIEF scholarship. Britney is currently in Townsville where she is working after she deferred university. In 2018, Britney will attend James Cook University to study a Bachelor of Nursing.

The Scots College

Bradley

Bradley from La Perouse completed Year 12 at The Scots College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Bradley is working in his home community in landcare and horticulture.

Delwin

Delwyn from Gapuwiyak completed Year 12 at The Scots College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. Upon finishing school, Delwyn returned to his home community in remote Arnhem Land where he worked as a Community Health worker. More recently, Delwyn completed training in Darwin to become a community police officer, and will shortly commence police constable training.

Winston

Winston from Nhulunbuy completed Year 12 at The Scots College in 2016 on an AIEF Scholarship. In his final year Winston was the recipient of The Lewis Foundation Award for Indigenous Excellence. In 2017 Winston returned to his home community, where he is currently working as a Park Ranger in East Arnhem Land.

Class of 2015

Clayfield College

Jesse

Jesse from North Toowoomba completed Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2015. In 2016 Jesse was accepted into the Bachelor of Nursing at the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane. Jesse loves her degree and has especially enjoyed her various practical experiences at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Brisbane and at St Vincent’s Hospital in Toowoomba.

Edna

Edna from Palm Island completed Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2015 on an AIEF-CFF Scholarship. Since completing school Edna returned home and has been working in education spending her time volunteering at the local primary school.

Cranbrook School

Matthew

Matthew from Nowra completed Year 12 at Cranbrook School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 he completed his second year of a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws at the University of New South Wales. Matthew decided to move from Sydney to Melbourne for 2018 and has transferred to the University of Melbourne to continue his Bachelor of Arts.

Ipswich Grammar School

Verle

Verle from Runcorn completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Currently Verle is working in food and beverage and training with the NBL for a sporting career in basketball.

Mitchell

Mitchell from Hope Vale completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Mitchell commenced a Bachelor of Science at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. A highlight of Mitchell’s year in 2017 was being awarded the prestigious Department of Transport and Main Roads Cape York Scholarship.

Aidan

Aidan from Weipa completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2015. Aidan is currently working in retail in Queensland and developing skills that will benefit him for the future.

Daniel

Daniel from Poruma Island completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Daniel has completed a TAFE program in Sports and Recreation in Cairns.

Pierce

Pierce from Stradbroke Island completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Pierce commenced a Certificate III in Hospitality as part of a Food and Beverage traineeship at the Ayers Rock Resort in Yulara. Upon successful completion of his traineeship, Pierce was offered a full-time job at Longitude 131, a luxury desert basecamp at Uluru. Pierce was very proud as he was the first trainee to ever be offered a full-time role at the resort.

Cooper

Cooper from River Heads completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Cooper joined the Australian Defence Force. In 2017 he was completing his training at Duntroon. Cooper lives on base and has ambitions to be a Captain and pursue a degree in counter terrorism.

Joel

Joel from Taroom completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Joel is working for the NSW Police as an unsworn admin officer and has applied for the NSW Police Academy.

James

James from Mt Isa completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 James began working in health services in Brisbane City at a large hospital.

Ethan

Ethan from Karama completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Ethan was accepted into a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Charles Darwin University, which he deferred in order to play rugby league for Northern Pride Club in Cairns. Since returning to Darwin, Ethan has been working as a Personal Trainer.

Keinan

Keinan from Darwin completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Since graduating from the college Keinan has worked in customer service, and is currently working as a Boarding Supervisor at St Joseph’s Nudgee College.

Brenton

Brenton from Goondiwindi completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Brenton continued a traineeship with the Australian Taxation Office in Brisbane. In addition to his traineeship, Brenton enjoys playing Rugby League.

Solomon

Solomon from Mackay completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF scholarship. Solomon lives in Brisbane and at the end of 2017 completed his first year at Griffith University studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science. In 2017 Solomon spoke to Year 11 and 12 students at the AIEF Tertiary Experience Day. Solomon is interested in athletics and recently went America to compete.

Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart

Gabrielle

Gabrielle from Narromine completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart in 2015. In 2017 she completed her second year of a Bachelor of Arts (Extended) at the University of Melbourne. Gabrielle has been living on campus and completing internships in her summer and winter holidays. From these internships, Gabrielle hopes to gain valuable experience in workplaces across industries until she graduates in 2019.

Madeleine

Madeleine from Baldry completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Madeleine started a Bachelor of Design at the University of Melbourne while living on campus.

Anika

Anika from Pearl Beach completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Anika moved to Sydney to be closer to family. She plans to continue studying at a tertiary institution in 2018.

Tarley

Tarley from Wallsend completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Tarley started a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) at the University of Newcastle. After completing her first semester, Tarley decided to defer her studies to focus on employment and she has been working locally in an after school care centre.

Megan

Megan from Leeton completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School in 2015. In 2017 Megan is working in food manufacturing in her home community close to her family and community.

Knox Grammar School

Kayleb

Kayleb from Nowra completed Year 12 at Knox Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Kayleb completed a NSW Police Academy Pathway Program and is currently working as a labourer while his application for the academy is being submitted for review.

Drew

Drew from Worrigee completed Year 12 at Knox Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Drew is working in the food and beverage industry.

Troy

Troy from Sydney completed Year 12 at Knox Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Troy is focusing on his promising sporting career with the Parramatta Eels Under 20s and had the opportunity to play with the NRL squad throughout an exciting 2017 season.

Harrison

Harrison from Dubbo completed Year 12 at Knox Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Harrison’s family relocated to Canberra and in 2017 he commenced a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science majoring in Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra. Harrison is also working in retail while he studies.

La Salle College

Lesley

Lesley from Paraburdoo completed Year 12 at La Salle College in 2015 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship. After finishing school, Lesley moved to Karratha to connect with his family and community.

Loreto Normanhurst

Cierra

Cierra from Coffs Harbour completed Year 12 at Loreto Normanhurst in 2015 on an AIEF scholarship. In 2017 Cierra lived in her home community and worked full-time on her family’s farm.

Stephanie

Stephanie is a Bundjalung woman from Tamworth who completed Year 12 at Loreto Normanhurst in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Stephanie commenced a Bachelor of Environmental Science at The University of Wollongong. Stephanie demonstrates a strong commitment to environmental issues and hopes to make a positive impact through her career.

Marist College Ashgrove

Lliam

Lliam from Shailer Park completed Year 11 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Lliam successfully completed a Diploma of Justice at TAFE in Brisbane. In 2017 Lliam hopes to study a Bachelor of Law in Brisbane.

Melbourne Grammar School

Andrew

Andrew from Sandringham completed Year 12 at Melbourne Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Andrew is completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Crimonology at the University of Melbourne. Andrew plans to move to college in 2018 to focus on his studies. He currently works as a casual for Marriner Group.

Jacob

Jacob from Darwin completed Year 12 at Melbourne Grammar School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 he continued his Bachelor of Arts (Extended) at the University of Melbourne. Jacob enjoys living on campus and makes the most of the opportunities that are available in a city like Melbourne. Jacob returns to Darwin to connect with family and community every summer and winter, and in 2018 Jacob is looking forward to pursuing work experience.

Pymble Ladies' College

​Keeley-Ann

Keeley-Ann from Melbourne completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Keeley-Ann continued pursuing her dreams of being a physical education teacher. Keeley is studying a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education at La Trobe University in Bendigo and has enjoyed learning whilst on placement in schools.

Scotch College

Lachlan

Lachlan from Leonora completed Year 12 at Scotch College in 2015. In 2017, Lachlan is currently living in his home town and is a second year electrician apprentice.

Austin

Austin from Port Hedland completed Year 12 at Scotch College in 2015 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship. Currently Austin is employed full time on a fly in fly out basis with ESS Compass Group in hospitality.

Scotch College, Melbourne

Aidyn

Aidyn from Echuca completed Year 12 at Scotch College Melbourne in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Aidyn continued playing for Port Adelaide Football Club. At the end of the year he was ecstatic to be signed for a further two years with the club.

Shalom College, UNSW

Mitch

Mitch from Brisbane graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales in 2015, on an AIEF-Shalom Gamarada Scholarship. In 2016 Mitch secured a competitive Graduate position with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and has enjoyed gaining experience in various areas of the business throughout the year. Through AIEF he was featured in an article in The Australian with Commonwealth Bank CEO Ian Narev. Mitch is looking forward to completing the Graduate Program in 2017 and continuing to build his career.

Mitchell

Mitchell from Devonport graduated from a Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine at The University of New South Wales in 2015 supported by the AIEF-Shalom Gamarada Scholarship. In 2016, Mitchell has enjoyed his medical internship at St Vincent’s Hospital and passed on some valuable advice to budding AIEF secondary graduates looking to study Medicine.

St Augustine's College

Sutchy

Sutchy from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Sutchy started a Bachelor of Nursing at James Cook University in 2017 but discontinued his studies at the end of semester two to start an apprenticeship. Sutchy’s apprenticeship is with CJH Yachts and it will take him three years to complete. Sutchy believes employment is a much better fit than university and is excited to continue working with yachts and settling down in Cairns.

Jayden

Jayden from Innisfail completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Upon completing Year 12 Jayden took a Gap Year and worked full-time with his grandfather’s construction company in Innisfail. In 2017 Jayden relocated to Cairns, where he commenced an electrical apprenticeship with Cairns Council. Jayden very much enjoys his apprenticeship and looks forward to becoming a full qualified electrician.

Trey

Trey from Alyangulacompleted Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship.

In 2017 he successfully completed a Certificate III in Civil Construction and also earned his Medium Rigid Vehicle licence. At the end of 2017 Trey began an APS traineeship with the DHMS on Groote Eylandt.

St Catherine's School, Waverley

​Siobhaun (Sibby)

Siobhuan from Griffith completed Year 12 at St Catherine’s School, Waverley in 2015. In 2017 she began studying a Bachelor of Management (Sports) at UTS on an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship. She also undertook an internship with the Sydney Swans.

Joyce

Joyce from Katherine completed Year 12 at St Catherine’s School, Waverley in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Joyce deferred her Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne to move back to Katherine. Joyce has enjoyed being close to her community and working full-time. She plans to return to studies in mid-2018.

St Gregory's College Campbelltown

Zayden

Zayden from Talarm completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Currently working for NSW Roads, Zayden is gaining valuable experiences that will assist to develop his career in the future.

Charles

Charles from Barmedman completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Charles continued working on his family’s farm and playing Rugby League in his local community.

Kyle

Kyle from Dubbo completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College in 2015 on an AIEF scholarship. In 2017, Kyle studied at Southern Cross University, while working part-time. Kyle currently spends his time between Dubbo and Tweed Heads, with his brother Michael, who is an AIEF alum.

Harry

Harrison from Wellington completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Harrison started his Bachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of Business at the University of New England but has decided to defer his studies and pursue a mechanical apprenticeship in 2018. He plans to continue his degree by distance while learning a trade.

St Ignatius' College Riverview

Anthony

Anthony from Broome, WA, completed Year 12 at Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Currently Anthony is working in landscape gardening in Broome.

St Joseph's Nudgee College

Jack

Jack from Townsville completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Since completing Year 12, Jack has begun a plumbing apprenticeship in Brisbane.

Samuel

Samuel from Winton completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2015. Sam is in his third year as a carpenter apprentice.

Dexter

Dexter from Longreach completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Currently Dexter is working in the mines gaining valuable experience that will benefit him in the future.

Lindsay

Lindsay from Brisbane completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2015 on an AIEF scholarship. At the beginning of 2017, Lindsay continued his Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of International Business at Griffith University. In 2017, Lindsay was awarded an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship and continues to work towards graduating and being a role model to his younger siblings.

Ryan

Ryan from Darwin completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Ryan completed his first year of a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Technology, Queensland. He also secured a summer internship with a global Engineering company and is looking forward to building his experience in the industry.

Lenny

Lenny from Brisbane completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. He is a Brisbane boy who is proud of his Torres Strait Islander heritage. Lenny continued to excel in a number of sporting activities in 2015. During his time at school Lenny participated in various social justice programs. Since completing school Lenny continues to play A Grade sport and was recently successful in landing a job with the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships in Brisbane.

Kevin

Kevin from Darwin completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Kevin is working in construction and has developed his skills in the building industry.

Coen

Coen from Birdsville completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College. In 2017 Coen completed an ADF program for defence and life skills and is now working in construction in Toowoomba.

Benjamin

Benjamin from Bribie Island completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Benji has worked in various industries including lifesaving and land conservation on Bribie Island since graduating school. Most recently Benji landed a job in North Queensland undertaking maintenance operations on a solar panel farm.

Unngoorra

Unngoorra from Winton completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2015. In 2016 Unngoorra started studying full-time at QUT and working part-time at St Joseph’s Nudgee College as an Indigenous Student Support Officer. At the beginning of 2017, Unngoorra changed his degree to Bachelor of Biomedical Science with the intention of studying Medicine in the future.

St Peters Lutheran College

Ford

Ford from Hervey Bay completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Since finishing school, Ford has completed a traineeship with the Brisbane Broncos Rugby League Club and is now employed by the club on a full time basis in the merchandise department. In 2017 Ford was recognised as one of AFL SportsReady’s trainees of the year, winning the Chris Johnson Cup AFL Cape York Award, as well as a week-long trip to Cape York with the other winning trainees.

Marnar (Nancy)

Nancy from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Nancy is currently undertaking a pre-employment training program through Australian Training Works in Cairns.

Ebony

Ebony from Mt Isa completed Year 12 at St Peter’s Lutheran College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 she returned to Mt Isa where she has been working full time.

Kalina

Kalina from Townsville completed Year 12 at St Peter’s Lutheran College in 2015 on an AIEF scholarship. Kalina lives in Townsville with her family and young daughter, where she is completing her studies. Currently Kalina is at Central Queensland University studying a Tertiary Preparation course which will be completed at the end of 2018. Kalina hopes to be a veterinarian in the future.

James

James from Innisfail completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. James spent 2017 focusing on his sporting career. James plays NRL for the Canterbury Bulldogs Under 20s team while he is completing a Certificate III and Certificate IV in personal training.

Jacinta

Jacinta from Brisbane completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Jacinta commenced a Bachelor of Laws at Queensland University of Technology, where she currently still studies. Jacinta is a talented track athlete, and is training to compete in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Royston

Royston from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Royston completed a traineeship with the Mt Isa City Council and now currently works as a Plant Operator in the Glencore mine in Mt Isa.

Tyreece

Tyreece from Kempsey completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Tyreee is currently employed as lead smelter at the mines in Mt Isa.

Tahlia

Tahlia from Brisbane completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Tahlia is currently residing in Perth where she is studying a Bachelor of Engineering at Curtin University of Technology and working part time.

Tjarra

Tjarra from Coffs Harbour completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 she moved to Newcastle and started working full time in the hospitality industry. Tjarra is planning to start studying Physiotherapy or Nutrition at the University of Newcastle in 2018.

Celine

Celine from Home Hill completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Celine continued living on campus and studying a Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) at the University of New South Wales. In 2018 Celine hopes to move to Canada and major in Indigenous Studies as part of the University’s exchange program.

Klarindah

Klarindah from Melbourne completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Klarindah continued her traineeship with AFL Victoria, assisting with Indigenous female participation, overseeing the female Kickstart program and supporting the new Women’s VFL competition. Klarindah is also a talented sportswoman and represented Victoria at the World Indigenous Basketball Challenge in Canada in late 2017.

St Saviour's College

Shaleise

Shaleise from Wondai completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Her personal achievements at school include making the AFL All Australian Team two years in a row, the under 18 Youth Girls All Australia Team, under 17 Darling Downs State Team AFL and under 18 QLD team. After completing school Shaleise moved to Brisbane to work and play AFL with the Zillmere Eagles and in 2017 has relocated to the Torres Strait to work and be closer to family.

Tanika

Tanika from Pormpuraaw completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Since completing school Tanika returned to her home community and has been working within the Education sector as an Indigenous Engagement Officer at the local primary school.

Rebekah

Rebekah from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2015 on an AIEF scholarship. In 2017 Rebekah studied a Bachelor of Nursing at James Cook University. Rebekah has been engaged with AIEF and the Alumni Team and will defer her course at James Cook University and in 2018 she intends to return home to Bamaga where she will work fulltime.

Penibo

Penibo from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at St Saviour’ College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Penibo started studying a dual Cert III in Community Services and Individual Support and aspires to continue a career in community services.

Telcy

Telcy from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Telcy aspires to a career in mining and wants to study a Bachelor of Engineering at Griffith University. In 2017 Telcy relocated home to the Torres Strait to be closer to family and hopes to return to the mainland in the near future to undertake further studies.

Sprhee

Sphree from Cherbourg completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Sprhee relocated to Melbourne where she joined the Royal Australian Navy and commenced her Boatswain training. Sprhee recently completed her recruit training and has been posted to the Kuttabul Naval Base at Woolloomooloo in Sydney.

St Scholastica's College

Tyeisha

Tyeisha from Walgett graduated from St Scholasticas in 2015 on an AIEF scholarship. Tyeisha is currently working in the food and beverage industry gaining valuable skills that will benefit her career in the future.

Teghan

Teghan from Whalan completed Year 12 at St Scholastica’s College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Teghan is currently in her third year of a painting apprenticeship and working towards her goal in the interior designer industry.

Tyeisha

Tyeisha from Walgett graduated from St Scholasticas in 2015 on an AIEF scholarship. Tyeisha is currently working in the food and beverage industry gaining valuable skills that will benefit her career in the future.

Teghan

Teghan from Whalan completed Year 12 at St Scholastica’s College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Teghan is currently in her third year of a painting apprenticeship and working towards her goal in the interior designer industry.

St Vincent's College, Potts Point

Jaylyn

Jaylyn from Petersham completed Year 12 at St Vincents College in 2015. In 2017 Jaylyn completed a Business Traineeship and has gained valuable skills that will benefit her future goals and employment prospects.

Alice

Alice from Nyngan graduated from St Vincent’s College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Alice was employed as a governess on a remote cattle station in the Northern Territory. In the same year, Alice commenced a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care, a course which she continues to study whilst being employed as a nanny in her local area.

Indiana

Indiana from Umina Beach completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2015. In 2017 Indiana continued her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Monash University. She is looking forward to continuing her studies in 2018. She hopes to work with children on the autism spectrum when she graduates.

The Cathedral School

Jaimee

Jaimee from Wollongong completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Since completing Year 12, Jaimee was accepted into a Bachelor of Nursing at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, where she continues to study.

Tilisha

Tilisha from Tully completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2015 on an AIEF scholarship. In 2017 Tilisha completed her second year of a Bachelor of Paramedicine at The University of Queensland and undertook an internship with SAP in Brisbane. Tilisha has decided to move to Cairns in 2018 to finish her degree at Central Queensland University.

Duncan

Duncan from Croydon completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Duncan joined the Australian Defence Force after leaving school. In 2017 Duncan was living on base in Darwin where he was posted with the Fifth Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment. He is planning to move off base in 2018.

Alyssia

Alyssia from Normanton completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. After completing school Alyssia returned to her home community to work in childcare and in 2017 was successful in securing a job at NorthWest Health Services as a Youth and Well-being Officer.

Cheyenne

Cheyenne from Croydon completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. Cheyenne is enjoying living back in her community with her partner and their five dogs. In 2017 Cheyenne worked for Croydon Shire Council and in 2018 Cheyenne will give birth to her first child.

The Scots College

Dylan

Dylan from Wagga Wagga completed Year 12 at The Scots College in 2015 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 he deferred his studies in Construction Management to move back to his home community where he gained employment as a youth worker in juvenile justice.

Wesley College, South Perth

Samuel

Samuel Powel-Pepper from Mt Lawley completed Year 12 at Wesley College on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship in 2015. Samuel is currently living in Adelaide. After a successful year with the Port Adelaide Football Club, he continues with his AFL career.

Bryce

Bryce from Mirrabooka completed Year 12 at Wesley College on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship in 2015. Bryce is currently working in the hospitality industry in Perth.

Class of 2014

AIEF Tertiary Scholarship

Lowanna

Lowanna from Tregear completed Year 12 at St Catherine's School, Waverley in 2010 and later received an AIEF-Shalom Gamarada Scholarship. Lowanna also received an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship in 2014. After completing her Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales in 2014, Lowanna has become an exemplary Teacher in the Sydney region. Lowanna looks forward to continuing her teaching career in 2017.

Carlie

Carlie from Bowraville completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College Potts Point in 2008. Carlie graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of New South Wales in 2014 supported by an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship. Carlie has been a Director of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation since 2014 and in 2017 Carlie continued her work as a media and entertainment lawyer at the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS).

AIEF-BHP Tertiary Scholarship

Timothy

Timothy from Berry graduated from a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Business from The University of Sydney in 2014 supported by the AIEF-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarship. In 2015, Tim began a mining graduate role with BHP Billiton Iron Ore, becoming the first AIEF-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarship student to graduate and secure employment with BHP Billiton. Tim was honoured by the opportunity to perform the Acknowledgement of Country at the AIEF Annual Report and Compendium launch in front of the Former Prime Minister Tony Abbot in Sydney. Tim loves his role working at the Jimblebar mine site in the Pilbara and is looking forward to his future graduate rotations in 2016.

Ipswich Grammar School

Lindsy

Lindsy from Saibai Island in the Torres Strait completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF scholarship. Since completing school Lindsy travelled home to spend time with family and aspires to a career in the mining industry and to complete an apprenticeship in motor mechanics or diesel fitting.

Matthew

Matthew from Moree completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014. After finishing school, Matthew joined the Royal Australian Navy, and in 2017 graduated from his training in Electronic Warfare. Matthew has progressed to the rank of Seaman, and his role involves the detection of radars. Since completing his training in Sydney, Matthew has been posted to HMAS Canberra.

Brannon

Brannon from Woolgoolga completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014. Brannon, a talented Rugby Union player, relocated to New Zealand to play rugby for Hasting Rugby Club. He then moved to Wales in 2016 to play a season of Rugby for St Peter’s club in Cardiff. In 2017 Brannon returned home to Woolgoolga where he continues to play Rugby at a club level.

Gerrard

Gerrard from Redfern completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Gerrard is currently enlisted in the Australian Defence Force as a Recovery Mechanic using winches, cranes and towing gear to salvage, recover and tow damaged, broken down, bogged and disabled military vehicles and equipment. Gerrard is finding the experience valuable to his future in the defence force.

Raymond

Raymond from Darwin completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Raymond commenced a Bachelor of Design (Architectural Studies) at Queensland University of Technology and continued to pursue his passion for rugby league with a local club. Raymond deferred his studies in 2015 to return home to Darwin, where he works full time in Customer Service.

Ethan

Ethan from Beaudesert completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014. In 2017 Ethan is working in warehousing and manufacturing.

Bryce

Bryce from Walgett completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014. In 2017 Bryce is working in the food technology industry gaining skills that will be beneficial for his career in the future.

Kaelum (Kane)

Kaelum from Cairns completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Since completing school Kaelum has worked in various roles including as a Dental Assistant through the Australian Institute of Dental Education and Research in Brisbane. In 2017 Kaelum landed an apprenticeship and is well on his way completing a trade in sheet metal fabrications.

Allan

Allan from Charters Towers completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015 Allan commenced a Bachelor of Animation at Griffith University, before deferring his course to work.

Knox Grammar School

Connor

Connor from Avoca Beach completed Year 12 at Knox Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Connor is an elite sportsman currently playing profession football for the Newcastle Knights.

Jimmy

James (Jimmy) from Armidale completed Year 12 at Knox Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 James continued his carpentry apprenticeship and worked as a Boarding Supervisor. James has an entrepreneurial spirit and aspires to run his own business one day.

La Salle College

Keely

Keely from Onslow completed Year 12 at La Salle College, Perth in 2014 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship. In 2017, Keely has been spending time in her home community.

Loreto Normanhurst

Tegan

Tegan from Lismore completed Year 12 at Loreto Normanhurst in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015 Tegan commenced a Business Administration traineeship with Australia Post, before returning to her home town of Lismore to work full-time at the Koori Mail. In 2017, Tegan was accepted into the Australian Federal Police’s Directions Program. Tegan has relocated to the AFP headquarters in Canberra, where she works full time and is completing a Certificate IV in Government.

Tarne

Tarne from Tamworth completed Year 12 at Loreto Normanhurst in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Tarne continued studying secondary education at university while working in the retail industry.

Marist College Ashgrove

Darnell

Darnell from Murgon completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Upon completing Year 12, Darnell joined the Australian Army, where he currently serves as a Rifleman in Townsville. A highlight of Darnell’s school experience was when Darnell, together with his grandfather, Uncle Eric Law, a Vietnam Veteran, had the opportunity to visit the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra, the Royal Military College Duntroon and Kapooka near Wagga Wagga as part of the Australian Defence Force Exercise First Look event. This trip inspired Darnell to join the Army upon finishing school.

Melbourne Grammar School

Brady

Brady from Bairnsdale completed Year 12 at Melbourne Grammar School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. He is currently working in the hospitality industry. Brady’s ultimate goal is to study comedy at Columbia University, and hopes to save enough money to eventually pursue this dream.

Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney

Ellie

Ellie from Warren completed Year 12 at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015 she commenced studying a Bachelor of Communications (Social and Political Science) at The University of Technology, Sydney. In 2016 she was awarded an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship to continue her studies and she is set to graduate in 2018.

Pymble Ladies' College

Biama

Biama from Maroochydore completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2014 on an AIEF scholarship. In 2017 Biama graduated from Bond University with a Bachelor of Business. After graduation, Biama moved to Sydney and currently works in recruitment. Biama eventually wants to go into post-graduate studies, but first wants to work and build a career.

Ebithia (Ebi)

Ebithea (Ebi) from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Ebi is currently living in her home community and working. She plans to commence studies in midwifery in 2017.

Andrea

Andrea from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Andrea completed a business administration traineeship with a bank while living in her local community. She has gone on to be employed in customer service with the bank she completed her traineeship with.

Scotch College

Ronald

Ronald completed Year 12 at Scotch College, Perth in 2014 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. In 2017 Ronald moved to Port Hedland and is working as a trades assistant with Roy Hill.

Jesse

Jesse from Albany completed Year 12 at Scotch College, Perth in 2014 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship. Jesse has been working as a freelance Graphic Designer and is currently living in Albany WA.

Shalom College, UNSW

Laura

Laura from Canberra graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery from The University of New South Wales in 2014 on an AIEF-Shalom Gamarada Scholarship. In 2016, Laura secured a Psychology Intern position in a correctional facility.

Khyarne

Khyarne from Dubbo graduated from a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery at The University of New South Wales in 2014 on an AIEF-Shalom Gamarada Scholarship. In 2016, Khyarne completed her medical intern rotations at Dubbo Hospital and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. She is excited to start her new role as an Emergency Department Trainee in 2017.

St Augustine's College

Ashley

Ashley from Croydon completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Ashley commenced his first year of a Bachelor of Engineering at The University of Queensland, and became a resident of Emmanuel College. Ashley successfully applied for the AIEF Tertiary Scholarship in 2017 and continues to excel in his studies.

Ishmaiel

Ishmaiel from Warraber Island completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017, Ishmaiel continued in his position with the Australian Defence Force as a Rifleman based in Townsville close to his family and community.

Ewelu

Ewelu from Warraber Island completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017, Ewelu worked in Townsville as a farmhand gaining valuable experience in land and animal management.

St Gregory's College Campbelltown

Josh

Joshua from Cooma completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 he continued his Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology Sydney, as well as his cadetship with AIEF Corporate Partner Qantas. Josh is looking forward to graduating in 2018.

Aidan

Aidan from Wreck Bay completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Aidan continued working in the Australian Defence Force. He is currently training to become an Armoured Personnel Carrier.

St Joseph's Nudgee College

Kalkani

Kalkani from Nhulunbuy, NT completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Since graduating from Nudgee, Kalkani has worked full-time in the retail industry in Brisbane.

Jerone

Jerone from Palmerston, NT completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Jerone completed his first year of a Bachelor of Laws at Queensland University of Technology in 2015, and also completed an AIEF-HSBC Summer Work Placement in Sydney. In 2016 Jerone successfully applied for the AIEF Tertiary Scholarship. Jerone completed his second placement with HSBC in their Commercial Banking Office in Brisbane in 2017. Jerone relocated to Sydney at the end of 2017, and completed his third AIEF HSBC Summer Work Placement in Sydney.

Ketch

Ketch from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Ketch worked on the ferry operating between Thursday Island and the QLD mainland. He has also obtained a Certificate III in Fishing Operations and his diving ticket in order to work in the fishing and marine industry. Ketch is interested in completing further diving training to work on commercial fishing boats.

Bryson

Bryson from Brisbane completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Bryson is working in landscaping and construction as a labourer gaining valuable experiences for the future.

Daniel

Daniel from Darwin completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Daniel commenced a Bachelor of Engineering at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane and also participated in an Indigenous Rugby tour of the United State. In 2017 Daniel began his second year of an internship with international engineering company Arup, which he really enjoys.

Kein

Kein from Bald Hills completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Kein was accepted into a Bachelor of Business at Queensland University of Technology. In 2015 and 2016 Kein completed internships with the National Australia Bank in Melbourne. Kein is looking forward to completing his degree in 2018.

Joshua

Joshua from Coorolbah completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014. In 2017 Josh continued working as an Admin and Communications Officer with the Australian Boarding Schools Association.

Phillip

Phillip from Wulagi completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Queensland and is in the early stages of setting up a business platform for Indigenous artists and performers.

Tristan

Tristan from Lockhart River completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014. Currently back in his community working for Queensland roads, Tristan remains close to his family and community.

Tyrone

Tyrone from Townsville completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014. At the beginning of 2017, Tyrone applied for a Bachelor of Health Science at the University of Queensland, however he chose to defer his studies. Currently Tyrone is home with his family and working full time.

Jesse

Jesse from Kempsey completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014. Upon completing Year 12 Jesse secured a role as a Trades Assistant at the Chevron Australia oil plant on Barrow Island off the coast of WA. After 12 months working on the island Jesse returned to Brisbane where he currently works as a labourer with a large-scale construction company.

Daniel

Daniel from Darwin completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Daniel was accepted into the Bachelor of Justice at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, which he deferred in order to take a gap year. Daniel commenced his studies in 2016, and is completing his degree via distance education from Darwin. Daniel aspires to become a federal policeman. In his spare time, Daniel is an amateur boxer, who has competed at State and National Championships.

Robert

Robert from Goodooga completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017, Robbie continued working in farm labouring and property management gaining valuable skills in land management and animal care.

Bradley

Bradley from New Mapoon completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014. In 2016 Bradley commenced a fast-track traineeship program with Rio Tinto in Weipa, and he will shortly commence an apprenticeship as a diesel mechanic with the company. Bradley is also an excellent AFL player, and has played in various Indigenous AFL rounds in Perth and Melbourne.

Brayden

Brayden from Tiwi Islands completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Brayden is pursuing a modelling career and has done some work in the U.S working with celebrated industry professionals.

St Peters Lutheran College

Christy

Christy-Lee from Townsville completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Christy-Lee is currently living in her home community and in 2017 she gave birth to her first child.

Daijah

Daijah from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. She graduated from Bond University early in 2017 with a Bachelor of Business. Since then she has been working in Cairns as a Business Operations Manager.

Kai

Kai from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. After completing his traineeship in 2016 he started working as an eHealth Administration Officer. In 2017 Kai was the Acting Manager. In this role he works with remote communities in Cape York. Kai has played rugby league at a representative level and was selected in the Indigenous Australian Invitational Rugby Team, who will tour Canada in 2018.

Shanice

Shanice from Tweed Heads completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Shanice successfully graduated from a University of Queensland College Tertiary Preparation Course. In 2016 Shanice commenced her studies in a Bachelor of Education (Primary) on an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship.

Denzel

Denzel from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Denzel was accepted in a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Nutrition at Queensland University of Technology in 2015, and deferred his studies to return home and work in variety of jobs. Denzel is currently working in the food and beverage industry in Cairns.

Shianne

Shiane from Townsville completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2014 on an AIEF scholarship. Since graduating, Shiane has been attending Queensland University of Technology and at the end of 2017 decided to change career paths. In 2018, Shiane hopes to study a Certificate of Fitness and go into personal training.

St Saviour's College

Sharna

Sharna from Maningrida completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Sharna commenced a Bachelor of Health Science at Charles Darwin University and was awarded the Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship. During the university semester breaks Sharna works with the community health service at her home in Maningrida.

Paiton

Paiton from Mitchell completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Paiton has been completing a Certificate in Vet Nursing at Canberra Institute of Technology while working part time at a local animal hospital.

Neta

Neta from Gracemere in the Rockhampton area completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2014 on an AIEF scholarship. During her time at school Neta studied a Cert II in Hospitality and Cert II in Business and volunteered working in the kitchen at St Saviour’s assisting with food prep and table service. Neta would like a career in hospitality and tourism, where her skills and passions lie.

Adimin

Adimin from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2014. In 2017 Adimin worked as an Office Admin Trainee with the Torres Strait Council based on Thursday Island.

Ngtali

Ngtali from Dugandan completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. During her time at school Ngtali completed a Certificate II in Information Technology on top of completing all her senior subjects. In 2015 Ngtali made the Australian Indigenous Netball team. Since completing school Ngtali has been working within the hospitality industry and now is seeking a new career path in mining and construction.

St Scholastica's College

Alyssa

Alyssa from Walgett completed Year 12 at St Scholastica’s College in 2014. Currently Alyssa is employed at the Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service as a Dental Assistant. Alyssa has also had a baby and is currently on maternity leave.

St Vincent's College, Potts Point

Tamera

Tamera from Wardell completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Tamera studied a Diploma of Childcare and worked as a nanny. In 2016 Tamera was accepted into a Bachelor of Criminology at UNSW, however deferred her studies to become a mother. Tamera is now living in Sydney being a full time mum.

Riana

Riana from Moree graduated from St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2014. Riana has completed a Certificate III in Business and is working in employment upskilling and training with community members for career pathways and progression.

Nyari

Nyari from Lilyfield completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College Potts Point in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In late 2017 Nyari started training to become a pool life guard and in 2018 Nyari is looking to pursue tertiary studies majoring in education. She is passionate about improving educational outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

Zieha

Zieha from Walgett completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College Potts Point in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Zieha spent 2017 working full time as an early childhood carer and educator in Sydney. Zieha loves her work and will start a Bachelor of Education in 2018 to help her realise her dreams of one day opening and directing her own day care centre.

Hannah

Hannah from Bombala completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015 Hannah took a gap year, before in 2016 beginning a Bachelor of Communication at The University of Technology, Sydney. In 2017 Hannah was awarded an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship to continue her studies and she began an internship with Ogilvy PR.

The Cathedral School

Wesley

Wesley (Debrize) from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2014. Wesley is currently living in Weipa and working for Rio Tinto on the AMRUN Project.

Moewaiya

Moewaiya from Palm Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2014 on an AIEF-CFF scholarship. In 2017, Moewaiya continued living in Townsville and working on Palm Island, with aspirations to head to university in the future.

Gabby

Gabriella from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. Since completing Year 12 Gabriella has been employed in a variety of roles within the retail and business fields. In 2017 Gabriella commenced employment in a utilities role for a Rio Tinto Iron Ore mine near Karratha in WA.

Alison

Alison from Normanton completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2014 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Alison continued working with the Remote Schools Attendance Strategy in her home community. Alison finds the work challenging but also extremely rewarding. While working, Alison is also completing her Certificate III in Business Administration.

The Scots College

Jackson

Jackson from Port Macquarie completed Year 12 at The Scots College in 2014. At the end of 2017 he graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing at The University of Sydney on an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship. He is currently working as a graduate registered nurse at RPA Hospital.

Class of 2013

Aquinas College

Ethan

Ethan from Yalgoo completed Year 12 at Aquinas College in 2013 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship and in 2017 Ethan has been spending time in Karratha.

Koree

Koree from Newman completed Year 12 at Aquinas College in 2013 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship. Koree is currently living in Karratha and has been working a Locomotive Mechanic with Rio Tinto in Cape Lambert, Western Australia.

Clayfield College

Chloe

Chloe from Mornington Island completed Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017, Chloe has been living in Newman and working part time at the local child care centre.

Lelae

Lelae from Moa Island completed Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2013 on an AIEF scholarship. Since completing school Lelae studied Nursing at QUT. She is happy and content undertaking duties at home.

Cranbrook School

Jarl

Jarl from Barrack Heights completed Year 12 at Cranbrook School in 2013 on an AIEF-AFL Scholarship. Jarl is currently employed as a concreter in Wollongong.

Ipswich Grammar School

Savag'e

Savag'e from Saibai Island completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Savag’e is currently undertaking a Mechanical Apprenticeship and looks forward to gaining new skills and knowledge in 2017.

Daniel

Daniel from Cunnamulla in Southern Queensland completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2013. Daniel commenced a full time role as a Council Worker with Ipswich City Council in 2016, and in his spare time Daniel enjoys playing sports such as football and basketball.

Carlin

Carlin from Stradbroke Island completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2013. Carlin is a talented football player and during high school he played in the School’s First XV and was also selected for the Australian Schools Rugby Union reserve side. Upon graduating from school, Carlin was signed to the Brisbane Broncos NRL Club for one season, before being signed to the North QLD Cowboys NRL team. Carlin continues to play for the club and is based in Townsville.

Gerald

Gerald from Jervis Island completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2013 on an AIEF scholarship. Since completing school Gerald has relocated to the Cape and would like to find an apprenticeship in a field where he can work with his hands, in the areas of diesel fitting or mechanics.

Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart

Tarryn

Tarryn from Nowra completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart in 2013. In 2016 Tarryn completed a traineeship with the Ayers Rock Resort, where she continues to work full time as an event and tour coordinator for guests of the resort. Tarryn loves her job and living so close to Uluru.

Knox Grammar School

Shannon

Shannon from Worrigee completed Year 12 at Knox Grammar School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Shannon is currently exploring employment opportunities.

La Salle College

Lennard

Lennard from Port Hedland completed Year 12 at La Salle College, Perth in 2013 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship. In 2017, Lennard has been living in Newman and working as a Grounds Maintenance and Landscape Worker.

William

William from Balgo completed Year 12 at La Salle College in 2013 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship.

Currently living in N.T and working in construction, William also plays AFL and is focused on a contract in the near future.

Marist College Ashgrove

Jerome

Jerome from Mt Isa completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2013. In 2014 Jerome commenced a Bachelor of Laws at the Queensland University of Technology. Jerome’s career ambitions changed and he is soon to complete a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) at Griffith University. In addition to his studies, Jerome works part time in the office of Labor MP Terri Butler.

Samuel

Samuel from Stradbroke Island completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2013. Sam is a qualified Carpenter pursuing his goals in the building industry.

Leslie

Leslie from Yarrabah completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Leslie completed a Business Admin Traineeship where he gained valuable skills and is now working in rural Queensland in training and employment, upskilling local community members in various industry careers.

Melbourne Grammar School

Bernard

Bernard from Groote Eylandt completed Year 12 at Melbourne Grammar School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Bernard successfully applied for the AIEF Tertiary Scholarship. In 2017 Bernard completed his third year of a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne and is currently engaged in a year-long cadetship at Allens.

Nathan

Nathan from Shepparton completed Year 12 at Melbourne Grammar School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015 Nathan made his senior debut for the Richmond Tigers AFL club. In mid-2017 he sustained an ACL injury. His dedication and skills as an AFL player saw him re-signed to the Tigers for 2018 despite his injury. He is excited for the coming season with the 2017 Premier team.

Lachlan

Lachlan from Shepparton completed Year 12 at Melbourne Grammar School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 he received an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship to continue in his second year studying a Bachelor of Arts at Monash University. At the end of 2017 Lachlan also took part in an AIEF-HSBC Summer Work Placement.

Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney

Avea

Avea from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait completed Year 12 at Presbyterian Ladies’ College in 2013. Avea is currently finishing her Bachelor of Environmental Science degree at Central Queensland University and working as a student environmental planner at AURECON. In 2018, Avea will complete her degree and plans to start her career in the mining industry and eventually start post-graduate study.

Pymble Ladies' College

Alexandra

Alexandra from Ellalong completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Alexandra completed a Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology Sydney. In 2017 she moved closer to her community and started her dream job working as an HR Officer for a local council.

Mikasa

Mikey from Redlynch completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. After completing a Certificate II in Animal Studies, Mikey commenced studying at The University of Technology, Sydney with a view to pursuing a career in health. In 2016 she was awarded an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship to continue her studies which continued in 2017.

St Augustine's College

Broden

Broden from Longreach successfully completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2013. Broden is a talented football player and during school was selected for the Peninsular Rugby League and Rugby Union teams as well as the Queensland 7s Rugby Team. In 2014 Broden commenced a plumbing apprenticeship with Longreach Regional Council which he really enjoys, and he completed his apprenticeship at the end of 2017.

St Catherine's School, Waverley

Katie

Katie from Mungindi completed Year 12 at St Catherine's School, Waverley in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Katie deferred her studies to move back to her home community. In 2018 Katie will continue studying full-time with the University of Southern Queensland.

St Gregory's College Campbelltown

Matthew

Matthew from Nyngan completed Year 12 at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Matthew completed his Mechanical Apprenticeship and Certificate II in Light Vehicle Mechanical and is now a fully qualified mechanic working in the mining industry.

Brett

Brett from Kempsey completed Year 12 at St Gregory's College Campbelltown in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Brett continued working for the Central Coast City Council.

Gary

Gary from Griffith completed Year 12 at St Gregory's College Campbelltown in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Gary continued living in his home community. He works fulltime running a business that specialises in the commercial spraying of cotton.

Arthur

Arthur (Junior) from Brisbane completed Year 12 at St Gregory's College Campbelltown in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017, Junior will continue working in Sydney as a concrete labourer gaining valuable experience that will develop his skills in the concreting trade for the future.

St Joseph's Nudgee College

Trae

Trae from Wagga Wagga completed Year 12 at St Joseph's Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Trae’s partner gave birth to their daughter and later in the year they bought their first house. Trae is living in his home community and spent the year working part time as a case worker while also studying. He continued his Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Exercise Science which he is completing by distance through the University of Canberra.

Joel

Joel from Toowoomba completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF scholarship. Since completing school Joel has acquired the necessary licence and tickets towards a career in mining and construction.

Ryan

Ryan from Kingaroy completed Year 12 at St Joseph's Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Ryan is currently working in sales and assisting customers in service when travelling overseas.

Freddie

Freddie from Malak completed Year 12 in 2013 at St Joseph's Nudgee College on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017, Freddie worked on an offshore Gas Mine in Darwin and gained further skills in machinery to better his employment opportunities.

Jordan

Jordan from North Lakes completed Year 12 at St Joseph's Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Jordan is working with his brother Jesse in rain tank manufacturing.

Bailey

Bailey from Toowoomba completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2013. Bailey works in his home community as a Dental Assistant at the Goolburri Aboriginal Health Advancement Centre.

Keneen

Keneen from Townsville completed Year 12 at St Joseph's Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Keneen continued his cabinet making apprenticeship, gaining experience that will help him gain other employment opportunities in the future.

Jabryah

Jabryah from Anula completed Year 12 at St Joseph's Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017, Jabryah continued working as a carpenter and gaining valuable experience that will assist him for future construction employment.

Joshua

Joshua from Buderim completed Year 12 at St Joseph's Nudgee College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Joshua completed a Diploma of Screen and Media at the New York Film Academy Australia on the Gold Coast. Joshua continues to pursue a career in acting and the performing arts.

St Peters Lutheran College

Tamika

Tamika from Townsville completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013. Upon graduating from the college Tamika has worked in a variety of roles in the hospitality and tourism industry. In 2016 Tamika commenced a Diploma of Beauty Therapy from North QLD TAFE. Tamika successfully completed her Diploma in 2017 and now works full time as a beauty therapist at a day spa in Townsville.

Taylor

Taylor from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013. In 2017 Taylor continued working fulltime in an Aboriginal health organisation on the NSW South Coast. While working Taylor has undertaken a Diploma in Leadership and Management

Ikaika

Ikaika from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peter’s Lutheran College in 2013 on an AIEF scholarship. In 2017, Ikaika enrolled in a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the Queensland University of Technology. While studying, Ikaika is working at St Peter’s Lutheran College as a boarding supervisor and tutor and playing football.

Nikayla

Nikayla from Kempsey completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Nikayla continued working at the NSW and ACT Native Title Representative Corporation as an Executive Assistant to the CEO.

Jonah

Jonah from Moura completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013. Upon completing Year 12, Jonah commenced a Bachelor of Design (Honours) Landscape Architecture at the Queensland University of Technology. Jonah deferred his degree and successfully completed a Horticulture Apprenticeship with Brisbane City Council. After completing his apprenticeship, Jonah continues to work full-time for the council.

Linton

Linton from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013. In 2017 Linton was working as a boarding master at his former school.

Travis

Travis from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013 on an AIEF scholarship. Since leaving school Travis has worked in various roles within the construction industry and in 2017 relocated home to Cairns to work with the redevelopment of the Port Douglas Reef Marina.

Moses

Moses from Yam Island completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2013. During his time at the college Moses was an exceptional sportsman, making the Queensland Open Schoolboys Rugby team and following the National Carnival was selected in the Australian Schoolboys Rugby team that toured the United Kingdom. Since graduating from school, Moses has played professional Rugby Union with the QLD Super Rugby team the Reds.

St Saviour's College

Wazana

Wazana from Gracemere completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2013 on an AIEF scholarship. She is a proud mother and looking to work in the mining industry.

Miranda

Miranda (Mindy) from Cherbourg completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2013. Mindy completed a Certificate III in Media in 2015, and works full time at the community radio station in Cherbourg.

Shannon

Shannon from Moree graduated from St Saviours in 2013 on an AIEF scholarship. Shannon is now working in warehousing and gaining valuable skills that will assist her in the future.

Ashlee

Ashlee from Thargominda graduated from St Saviour’s College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Since graduating from school, Ashlee has been employed by the Bulloo Shire Council in her home town of Thargominda, and has worked in various roles with the council beginning with an administration and office support role while she completed a Certificate II in Business, before progressing to an Events Officer role. Ashlee is now currently working as a Tourism Officer as she completes her Cert IV in Tourism.

Molly

Molly from Thargomindah completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2013. Molly is a talented sportswoman and in 2017 was selected to play in the Indigenous Women's All Star team for the Rugby League All Stars competition, after a star performance in the QLD Murri Team. Molly has completed a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, and currently works as a vet nurse at a practice in Toowoomba.

Whitley

Whitley from Cherbourg completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2013. Upon graduating from school Whitley has pursued a career in the hospitality and tourism industry. A highlight of Whitley’s career was spending six months living and working at the Ayers Rock Resort in Uluru, where she was thrilled to have served celebrity chef Peter Gilmore. In 2017 Whitley relocated to Toowoomba, where she is currently working as a waitress.

Taylah

Taylah from Birdsville in north-west Queensland completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2013. In 2016 Taylah successfully applied for a role as a Casual Assistant Educator for the Longreach Local Council day care. In 2017 Taylah commenced studying a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, and looks forward to becoming a fully qualified child-care worker.

St Scholastica's College

Lakaree

Lakaree from Kempsey completed Year 12 at St Scholastica’s College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Lakaree continued a Bachelor of Management in Events and Leisure at The University of Technology, Sydney. Lakaree also completed an internship with AIEF Corporate Partner Qantas. She is looking forward to continuing her studies in 2016.

Tonika

Tonika from Sydney completed Year 12 at St Scholastica's College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Tonika has completed a Certificate III in Childcare. In 2016 Tonika gave birth to her first child. Since having her daughter, Tonika has started studying a Certificate IV in Property Services.

Terri

Terri from Griffith completed Year 12 at St Scholastica's College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. After completing a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance in her home community Terri started a Bachelor of Nursing at the Australian Catholic University. In 2017 she continued her studies and secured a scholarship with St John of God that provides her with on the job training as an Assistant in Nursing.

St Vincent's College, Potts Point

Morgan

Morgan from Worrigee completed Year 12 at St Vincent's College, Potts Point in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Morgan is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales and is thoroughly enjoying the program.

Jola

Jola from Binalong completed Year 12 at St Vincent's College, Potts Point in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Jola continued her Bachelor of Health Sciences at The University of Sydney, majoring in Exercise Science. While at university, Jola has been living on campus and representing the college and The University of Sydney in various sports.

Ellen

Ellen from Dubbo completed Year 12 at St Vincent's College, Potts Point in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. She commenced studying a Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedicine at Australian Catholic University in Canberra. In 2016 she was awarded an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship to continue her studies which she is expected to complete in 2018.

The Cathedral School

Dennis

Dennis from Weipa completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2013. In 2017 Dennis completed his Heavy Diesel Mechanical Apprenticeship and is now working in the energy industry.

Summer

Summer from Bundaberg completed Year 12 at the Cathedral School in 2013. In 2017, Summer graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Ecology and Conservation Biology) on an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship. After graduation she continued with a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry and Geology). In 2018, Summer hopes to work-full time and travel overseas.

Jarrod

Jarrod from Croydon completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2013. Upon completing Year 12 Jarrod worked in constructing before commencing a Carpentry Apprenticeship with Brookfield Multiplex in Brisbane. Jarrod is a talented Rugby player and enjoys playing in his spare time.

Danie

Danie from Boigu Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. Danie is currently living in the Torres Strait working in retail.

Elijah

Elijah from Innisfail completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2013. Since graduating school Elijah applied to the Australian Catholic University and is currently studying a Bachelor in Education.

Daniel

Daniel from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2013. Since finishing school, Daniel joined the Australian Army where he is employed as Rifleman. Daniel remains very connected to AIEF and his fellow AIEF alumni.

The Scots College

Isaiah

Isaiah from Thornleigh completed Year 12 at The Scots College in 2013 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Isaiah continued working in retail fulltime while also coaching high school sporting teams. In 2018 he hopes to return to university.

Class of 2012

Clayfield College

Vayda

Vayda from Casuarina in Darwin completed Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. She is passionate about addressing gaps in Indigenous health outcomes and has been working at Wurli Wurlinjang Health Service in Katherine as a primary ATSI Health Worker. Vayda is currently studying a Certificate in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Care through the Bachelor Institute. She is very engaged in the community and joined the Katherine Show Society Council in 2017.

​Claudia

Claudia from Aurukun completed Year 12 at Clayfield College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Whilst at the college, Claudia was a guest speaker at the Brisbane Convention Centre where two of her paintings were successfully auctioned for the Olympic Fund Raising Committee. Since finishing school, Claudia has shown her work at several successful exhibitions, including at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Claudia’s most recent exhibition was at the NGV, and her art was chosen by Mecca for their 2017 holiday gift collection.

Ipswich Grammar School

​Justin

Justin from Chinchilla completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2012. In 2017 Justin continued his Bachelor of Business, studying online through the University of Southern Queensland. Justin relocated to Canberra towards the end of 2017 and is looking forward to working as a graduate after he completes his degree in mid-2018.

​Willhelm

Willhelm from Cairns completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2012. In 2015 Willhelm commenced an Electrical Apprenticeship on the Gold Coast which he continues to enjoy. Willhelm remains in close contact with his fellow AIEF alumni from Ipswich Grammar.

Shaquel

Shaquel from Weipa completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2012. In 2013 Shaquel commenced a Diesel Fitting apprenticeship with Rio Tinto. In 2014 Shaquel transferred into a Carpentry Apprenticeship, which he continues with Rio Tinto.

​Lloyd

Lloyd from Woolgoolga completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Lloyd is currently studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science.

​Dylan

Dylan from Eidsvold completed Year 12 at Ipswich Grammar School in 2012. Following school Dylan worked in the hospitality industry, before changing careers to the mining industry. Dylan is currently employed as an underground miner for Evolution Mining in Hervey Bay.

Loreto Normanhurst

​Sarah

Sarah from Broome completed Year 12 at Loreto Normanhurst in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Sarah is currently studying a Bachelor of Education (Primary) at Macquarie University and hopes to return home to the Kimberley to work as a primary school teacher in remote areas. She has been a recipient of an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship since 2016.

Marist College Ashgrove

​Nathan

Nathan from Yarrabah completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Nathan has completed his Diesel Fitting Apprenticeship and is now a fully qualified Diesel Fitter.

Presbyterian Ladies' College, Perth

Skye

Skye from Port Hedland completed Year 12 at Presbyterian Ladies' College, Perth in 2012 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. In 2017, Skye completed a Bachelor of Screen Arts at Curtin University, Perth. Skye would like to work in video journalism or film, travel and move over east.

Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney

​Olivia

Olivia from Charlestown completed Year 12 at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Olivia is currently living in her home community and studying a Bachelor of Social Work.

​Bronte

Bronte from Hamilton completed Year 12 at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Bronte continued working at a local hospital while studying. Towards the end of 2017, she completed her final year of her Bachelor of Nursing. Bronte is excited about starting a graduate nursing position.

Pymble Ladies' College

​Ella

Ella from Terrigal completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Ella secured a teaching position at a local Central Coast primary school where she has been working throughout 2017.

St Augustine's College

​Colin

Colin from Mabuiag Island completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017, Colin has returned to the Torres Strait Islands where he works in construction.

​Nichollas

Nick from Saibai Island in the Torres Strait, graduated from St Augustine’s College in 2012 on an AIEF scholarship. Nick is a very talented Rugby League and Union player. In 2017 Nick was successful in landing a job with the Australian Defence Force as an Army recruit and is undertaking training at Kapooka.

St Catherine's School, Waverley

​Brittannie

Brittannie from Waterloo completed Year 12 at St Catherine’s School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Brittannie has been employed as an Aboriginal Client and Community Support Officer with the NSW Department of Justice since 2015. Brittannie commenced her role at the Downing Centre District Court in Sydney, and has recently relocated to Ballina on the NSW North Coast where she is working in a similar role at the Lismore and Ballina courthouses.

St Joseph's Nudgee College

​Jack

Jack from Bundaberg completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Jack commenced a Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science part time at Queensland University of Technology in 2013, before recently transferring to the Australian Catholic University where he is currently studying a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Robert

Robert from the Tiwi Islands completed Year 12 at Nudgee College in 2012. In 2013 Robert gained entry to the Australian Army, and has progressed to the rank of Lance Corporal. During his time in the Army Robert has been part of a tour to Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2017 Robert got married, and he and his wife reside in Brisbane. Robert is engaged with AIEF and attended an Alumni Connect event in Brisbane early in 2017.

​Assan

Assan from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2012. He was a strong supporter of Nudgee College sport teams and was a leader in Indigenous Cultural activities. Since finishing Year 12, Assan relocated to Cairns where he commenced a Diesel Fitting Apprenticeship. Assan has taken a break from his apprenticeship to return to Thursday Island, where he is currently working for a Carpentry business and gaining new skills in the building industry.

​Tyrone

Tyrone from Bundaberg completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Tyrone works as a plant operator in the mining industry and is studying engineering related to his position.

Jayden

Jayden from Darwin completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2012. Some of Jayden’s achievements whilst at school included representing Nudgee at the Queensland Premier Awards, Youth Parliament and, he was the student spokesperson for the Indigenous Police recruitment presentation. Since completing Year 12, Jayden commenced a Bachelor of Laws at Charles Darwin University. Jayden is currently employed in the retail industry and is soon to set off on a backpacking trip through South East Asia.

​Samson

Samson from Brisbane graduated from St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2012. In 2013 Samson commenced a Mechanical Fitter Apprenticeship with Santos in Brisbane. Samson successfully completed his apprenticeship in 2017, and is now a full-time Mechanical Fitter with Santos in Brisbane.

St Peters Lutheran College

​Latiesha

Latiesha from Melville Island in the Tiwi Islands completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Latiesha completed her Bachelor of Media and Communications at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), continued working with the Queensland Reds and further pursued her passion for drama through her work with Digi Youth Arts while also completing a Certificate IV in Film and Television Acting. In 2017 Latiesha worked with Gilimbaa Indigenous creative agency, and also welcomed her first child.

St Scholastica's College

​Constance

Constance from Canberra completed Year 12 at St Scholastica’s College in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2013, Constance completed a traineeship with the Department of Defence. During her traineeship, Constance worked on policy, communication plans and event management. Constance completed a Certificate IV in Governance through this traineeship and was promoted within her department to the role of Governance Officer in 2014. In 2016, Constance would like to begin studies in higher education, with the goal of becoming a school teacher. Constance is considering studying at Griffith University.

St Vincent's College, Potts Point

Brearna

Brearna from Coomba Park completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2014, Brearna completed the second year of a Bachelor of Arts/Law at Macquarie University. In 2016, Brearna took some time to be with her family and community.

​Nahdia

Nahdia from Tweed Heads completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College in 2012. In 2017 Nahdia has been very active in her local community.

The Cathedral School

​Marclene

Marclene, from Dauan Island in the Torres Strait, graduated from The Cathedral School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2013 Marclene commenced a Bachelor of Nursing at James Cook University in Townsville. Marclene put her studies on hold when she returned home to Dauan Island to start a family.

​Jedda

Jedda from Yarrabah completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2012. In 2013 Jedda commenced a Diploma of Health Sciences at James Cook University. Jedda deferred her studies to focus on her family, and is the proud mother of a baby boy. Jedda is happy being back in her home community, and intends to complete her tertiary studies in the future.

​Layla

Layla from Normanton completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Layla has returned to her home community where she resides with her two children and partner.

​Maybelline

Doreen from Mabuiag Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2012. Doreen keenly absorbs all information and looked to gain the most from her learning opportunities. Her ability to focus and adapt to change is to be commended. Since completing school Doreen has worked within the Hospitality and Tourism industry, aspiring to secure a career in Indigenous Health.

​Sania

Sania from Mabuiag Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. Sania became a proud mother in 2014 and is enjoying the responsibilities of raising her child.

​Billy-Joe

Billy-Joe from Tully completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2012 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Billy-Joe worked on a paw-paw farm that is over 100 hectares and managed the disease control and regeneration of the farm. Billy-Joe worked long hours and undertook very labour intensive duties and enjoyed being in the country and working with nature.

Class of 2011

Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart

Taylor

Taylor from Bowraville completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. in Strathfield. In 2017, completed a Bachelor of Education (Primary) by block mode through the Australian Catholic University. She is looking forward to graduating and becoming a full-time Primary School Teacher.

Kygim

Kygim from Kempsey completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Kygim began her law career after completing her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology Sydney in 2016.

Tanika

Tanika from Forster completed Year 12 at Kincoppal Rose Bay in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2012 Tanika commenced employment with the National Rugby League as an events and community programs assistant. During that same year, Tanika also completed a Cert III in Events Management and a Cert II in Indigenous Leadership. In 2014, Tanika worked as an Indigenous Community Support Officer with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, before moving into her role as Indigenous Student Recruitment Assistant at The University of Sydney (USYD). Whilst at USYD, Tanika studied a Diploma of Education (Aboriginal Studies), and is now undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion (part-time). In July 2017, Tanika returned to the NRL in her new full-time role as School to Work Program Officer with the Parramatta Eels. In 2016 Tanika welcomed a son.

La Salle College

Zanamarica

Zanamarica from South Hedland completed Year 12 at La Salle College in 2011 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. In 2016, Zanamarica commenced the BHP Billiton Graduate Program with BHP Mitsubishi Alliance.

Synarah

Synarah from Port Hedland completed Year 12 at La Salle College, Perth in 2011 on an AIEF-BHP Billiton Scholarship. In 2017 Synarah recommenced tertiary studies and completed second year of Bachelor of Communications at University of Western Australia.

Marist College Ashgrove

Charles

Charles from Mornington Island completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Charles continued his professional AFL career, playing in the Grand Final for the Adelaide Crows. Charles was traded to the Brisbane Lions for 2018 and relocated to be closer to family.

Benjamin

Benjamin from St George completed Year 12 at Marist College Ashgrove in 2011. In 2012 Benjamin commenced a Diesel Fitting Apprentice with the Toowoomba Regional Council. Benjamin completed his apprenticeship in 2015. Benjamin is currently employed as an Aviation Protection Officer at Brisbane Airport, and enjoys playing Rugby League in his spare time.

Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney

Katelyn

Katelyn from Bowral graduated from Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney in 2011. In 2012 Katelyn completed her first year of a double degree of Bachelor of Laws and International Studies at The University of Technology Sydney. In 2012 Katelyn also worked as an Administrative Assistant at AIEF. In 2016 Katelyn went on an international exchange to a university in Berlin, and upon her return to Australia continues to study at university.

Pymble Ladies' College

Elizabeth (Libby)

Libby from Bungalow completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016 Libby sustained an injury preventing her from playing professional football for the year. She has taken the opportunity to focus on her studies. In 2017 Libby moved to Mackay, Queensland. She is completing her Bachelor of Justice and Bachelor of Law by distance through the Queensland University of Technology.

Scotch College

Jacob

Jacob from Newman completed Year 12 at Scotch College, Perth in 2011 on an AIEF-BHP Scholarship. In 2017 Jacob spent time in Port Hedland and worked part time for a delivery service and is looking to secure employment in Perth before recommencing a Bachelor of Science at The University of Western Australia in 2018.

Shalom College, UNSW

Josef

Josef from Newcastle graduated from The University of New South Wales in 2011 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, becoming the second AIEF-Shalom Gamarada Scholarship Program graduate. In 2016, Josef worked as a Junior Medical Officer with the Hunter New England Local Health District specialising in Psychiatry. In 2017, Josef aspires to specialise in neuropsychiatry.

St Catherine's School, Waverley

Demi

Demi from Wreck Bay completed Year 12 at St Catherine's School, Waverley in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. Demi continued her Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2017. She deferred her studies for the second half of the year to give birth to her first child. Demi plans to continue her studies and graduate in 2018.

Ashleigh

Ashleigh from Armidale completed Year 12 at St Catherine’s School, Waverley in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. Ashleigh commenced a Certificate III in Child Care in 2014 and became a proud mother in 2014. Ashleigh resumed her Certificate III in Child Care in 2016 at a TAFE institute and had a second child.

St Joseph's Nudgee College

Mullie

Mullie from Cherbourg graduated from St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 Mullie is an apprentice plumber gaining valuable skills for this future in the plumbing industry.

Bodean

Bodean from Innisfail completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017, Bodean is in mining working as a bit grinder.

Anthony

Anthony from Darwin completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. Anthony is currently living in Melbourne.

Dylan

Dylan from Darnley Island completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. Dylan is a QLD Police Officer on Thursday Island and enjoys being close to his home community.

Morley

Morley from Darwin completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2011 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Morley worked as a youth worker at the Darwin YMCA while completing a Certificate IV in Community and Youth Services at TAFE.

St Peters Lutheran College

Jemmason

Jemmason from Bowen completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2011. Jemmason is a talented netballer and trained in the U21s Queensland Nationals team, Elite Development Squad and QLD State League Competition. In 2015 Jemmason commenced a Bachelor of Human Services at The University of Queensland, and is set to graduate in 2017. In 2016 Jemmason attended the Garma festival in Nhulunbuy as part of the AIEF group. Jemmason is highly engaged with AIEF, and was on the Alumni Panel at the 2016 Year 12 Learn It, Live It! workshop in Brisbane.

Eddie

Eddie from Edge Hill completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2011. Eddie currently works for Mission Australia in Cairns while continuing to pursue his career goal of becoming a property developer.

St Saviour's College

Carmelitta

Carmelitta from Eulo graduated from St Saviour’s College in 2011. In 2014 she completed a Certificate III in Financial Services with the ANZ Bank. Carmelitta is currently employed as a Payroll Officer with PFD Food Services in Roma, Queensland.

Kiah

Kiah from Mackay completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2011. In 2017 she was studying at university with a casual position at an OSHC centre at a local public school.

Mariah

Mariah from Cherbourg completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2011. In 2017 she continued her traineeship with USQ.

Kelly

Kelly from Cunnamulla graduated from St Saviour’s College in 2011 on an AIEF scholarship. Since completing school Kelly has worked in various roles from Retail to Farming and in 2017 was successful in a position working in the community services sector in the Darling Downs region.

The Cathedral School

Ginau

Ginau from Dauan Island graduated from The Cathedral School in 2011. In 2012 Ginau was accepted into a construction and work readiness program at Djarragun Enterprises, Cairns. Ginau also supported himself with cray diving work in the Torres Strait. Ginau is also a talented sportsman playing for the Weston Bears Football Club and Brothers Rugby Club in Cairns. Since completing school Ginau has worked in various roles in Security and Construction and in 2017 secured a job working in Environmental Management in Townsville.

Class of 2010

Columba Catholic College

Kristyn

Kristyn from Palm Island completed Year 12 at Columba Catholic College in 2010. Since graduating from high school, Kristyn has commenced a traineeship in business with the Palm Island Aboriginal Council. Kristyn hopes to find employment in Townsville in 2015.

Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart

Zaylia

Zaylia Jarret

Zaylia from Bowraville completed Year 12 at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Zaylia continued to care for her two children. In 2017 Zaylia hopes to further her studies.

Karina

Karina from Bowraville completed Year 12 Kincoppal-Rose Bay School in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Karina continued her role as an early childhood educator, as well as studying towards her Diploma in Children Services.

Pymble Ladies' College

Keiryn

Keiryn from Innisfail completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Keiryn studied a Certificate in Health and Fitness. In 2016, Keiryn pursued opportunities in this field, where she is most passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles within her community. Keiryn is actively engaged in the world of tennis and mixes talent and passion in creating school-based camps. Keiryn secured funding and ran a Christmas Tennis Holiday Program. In 2017, Keiryn is planning to marry her fiancé and continue working with the community.

Jessica

Jessica from Alice Springs completed Year 12 at Pymble Ladies’ College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Jessica completed her fourth year of a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at The University of Adelaide. Jess also completed a medical placement in Broome through the John Flynn Placement Program. After graduating Jessica plans to return to Alice Springs and work as a General Practitioner.

Shalom College, UNSW

Jenna

Jenna, a Wiradjuri woman from Dubbo, graduated from The University of New South Wales in 2010 with a combined Bachelor of Optometry/Bachelor of Science (Vision Science) degree. Jenna completed her five-year degree with a Distinction average, becoming the first Indigenous optometrist in NSW. In 2013, Jenna wrapped up working as a locum optometrist (travelling around rural areas) and moved to Newcastle to help establish RT Health Fund’s first eye clinic, where she is currently the Clinical Optometrist. The clinic opened on 4 November 2013.

St Augustine's College

Neerim

Neerim from Normanton completed Year 12 at St Augustine’s College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. Neerim had a busy year in 2016, moving from Cairns to Melbourne and transferring to a Bachelor of Arts at The University of Melbourne. In 2016, Neerim acted as an ambassador for Trinity College and contributed to a panel discussion sharing his experiences in tertiary education. Neerim plans to transfer to a Bachelor of Commerce in 2017.

St Catherine's School, Waverley

Lowanna

Lowanna from Tregear completed Year 12 at St Catherine's School, Waverley in 2010 and later received an AIEF-Shalom Gamarada Scholarship . Lowanna also received an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship in 2014. After completing her Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales in 2014, Lowanna has become an exemplary Teacher in the Sydney region. Lowanna looks forward to continuing her teaching career in 2017.

Brylie

Brylie from Forster completed Year 12 at St Catherine's School, Waverley in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship and later received an AIEF-Shalom Gamarada Scholarship. In 2016, Brylie completed her sixth year of a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of New South Wales. Brylie is looking forward to graduating in 2017 and commencing her Medical Internship in a rural community.

St Joseph's Nudgee College

Blair

Blair from Aurukun completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Blair continued his role in the Australian Defence Force and is stationed in Far North QLD.

Thomas

Thomas from Brisbane completed Year 12 at St Joseph’s Nudgee College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Thomas was in the Australian Defence Force and is looking forward to becoming a Recruit Instructor for the Army in 2017.

St Peters Lutheran College

Peter

Peter from Cairns graduated from St Peters Lutheran College in 2010. In 2012 Peter was drafted as a member of the Collingwood Football Club which kicked off his professional AFL career. Peter played one season for Collingwood, before pursuing a professional career with the AFL. Peter is now the Diversity Coordinator for AFL Queensland and he resides in Brisbane. Peter remains connected with AIEF and organised for members of AFL QLD to attend the Year 7-9 Activity in Brisbane in 2017.

Don

Don from Yam Island in the Torres Strait graduated from St Peters Lutheran College in 2010. In 2016 Don commenced a role with QantasLink on Horn Island, where he continues to enjoyhis role as part of the Ground Crew.

Frank

Frank from Cairns completed Year 12 at St Peters Lutheran College in 2010. After completing a degree at the University of Queensland, Frank has commenced a graduate program with Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) in Brisbane. In 2017, Frank was the Alumni Speaker at the AIEF Year 12 Graduation Ceremony at Parliament House in Brisbane.

St Saviour's College

Emma

Emma from Cunnamulla completed Year 12 at St Saviour’s College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2017 she was awarded an AIEF Tertiary Scholarship to continue her second year of studying a Diploma of Paramedical Science at Central Queensland University.

St Scholastica's College

Keewa

Keewa from Maclean completed Year 12 at St Scholastica’s College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2015, Keewa began her teaching career at Roseville Primary School after graduating from a Bachelor of Primary Teaching in 2014. She is excited about continuing her position in 2016.

Henrietta

Henrietta from Moree completed Year 12 at St Scholastica’s College in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2013, Henrietta finished her final year of a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Political Economy at The University of Sydney. Henrietta is currently completing a post-graduate degree in Law at The University of Sydney and working part-time at a boutique law firm in the CBD. In 2016, Henrietta is continuing her Juris Doctor at The University of Sydney, whilst residing at Women’s College.

St Vincent's College, Potts Point

Tara

Tara from Illabo completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. Tara is thriving as a Teacher at Bungendore Primary School and will continue teaching there in 2017.

Alemka

Alemka from Kempsey completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. Alemka has been studying a Bachelor of Education at Western Sydney University and working at the same time.

Natahlia

Natahlia from Kempsey completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2013, Natahlia became a proud mother to twins and in 2016 she has relocated to Sydney with her family.

The Cathedral School

Alick

Alick from Dauan Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. He is currently working in the Torres Strait for Ergon Energy as a maintenance and plant operator.

Steven

Steven from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Steven completed his mechanical apprenticeship and is excited to be a fully qualified tradesman.

Iailie

Iailie from Thursday Island completed Year 12 at The Cathedral School in 2010 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Iailie became a proud mother and is enjoying her role as a parent.

Class of 2009

St Catherine's School, Waverley

Kathryn

Kathryn from Dubbo completed Year 12 at St Catherine's School, Waverley in 2009 on an AIEF Scholarship. In 2016, Kathryn continued her work at Elders Real Estate, where she managed accounts and the administration team. Kathryn plans to study a Bachelor of Social Work by distance with the University of New England commencing in February 2017 and is looking forward to studying full time in an area that she is passionate about.

St Vincent's College, Potts Point

Kira

Kira from Goodooga completed Year 12 at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point in 2009 on an AIEF Scholarship. Kira is a proud mother and is enjoying being a parent.

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