Leveraging opportunity to create change

“Going to boarding school has opened doors and allowed my children to follow their passions.” Tamara is the Mother of AIEF Scholars Jacquin (2020), Ella (2023) and Luca (The Cathedral School) Hi My name is Tamara. I am a proud Palawa woman with connections to Tasmania, and across the Torres Strait, with our family currently […]

Education is empowerment

“I find it difficult to articulate what St Augustine’s College did for me, and what that cohort of lads did for me. This experience helped me become the man I am today.”  Neerim completed Year 12 on an AIEF Scholarship in 2010 at St Augustine’s College in Cairns. Hi there I’m Neerim, a proud Kirraewhurrong […]

Inspiring young Indigenous people through education

“Education can change lives. I want to be part of guiding the next generation.” Oliver completed Year 12 at Knox Grammar School in 2017 on an AIEF Scholarship. Hi My name is Oliver (Olly) and I am a proud Wiradjuri man from central NSW and an AIEF Alum. When I was younger, I had the […]

AIEF 15 Years of Impact on Sky News

As we celebrate 15 years of impact, watch as Kieran Gilbert speaks to AIEF Scholarship Students Shakyra and Tremane alongside Executive Director Andrew Penfold at Parliament House. Click here.

MEANINGFUL CHANGE THAT RIPPLES THROUGH FAMILIES

Investing in education opportunities for young Indigenous students creates meaningful change that often ripples through generations. Leana grew up in a small rural town in northwest New South Wales where education and job opportunities were limited. Moving off country and over 700km away from family was hard but ultimately felt worth it. In 2013, Leana […]

INSPIRING FAMILY AND COMMUNITY

“I know that my children won’t have to be stuck in a cycle of disadvantage or go through the same experiences that I, my Mum, or my Grandparents did. I am proud to be the one to break the cycle.” – Kodie Hi I’m Kodie, on the left, a proud Dharawal woman from the community […]

THERE ARE SO MANY PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS

“One of the biggest disparities Indigenous people face is not having easy access to education and not actually being aware of the different opportunities available to us. If you level the playing ground, by merit alone, many Indigenous students will take up these opportunities and achieve the successful outcomes.” Hi I’m Frank, on the right, […]

AIEF ALUM BEN LONG NAMED IN MGS BEST TEAM OF 50 YEARS

Melbourne Grammar School has produced a star-studded list of VFL/AFL stars over the years, among whom AIEF Alum Benjamin Long gets a notable mention. Ben was recently named among Melbourne Grammar School’s best team of the past 50 years, selected to play in the forward line. A proud Tiwi man from Darwin, Ben completed high […]

AIEF PARTNERS AMONG AUSTRALIA’S BEST WORKPLACES IN 2022

As the world of work continues to transform, companies Australia-wide have been forced to step up to the plate. LinkedIn’s national 2022 Top Companies List celebrates businesses that are going above and beyond. We are proud and excited that two of our partners, Commonwealth Bank and KPMG, have placed amongst this year’s best places to work. Commonwealth […]

EDUCATION IS EMPOWERMENT

A message from Justine Brown, Mother of Summer-Sky Dann (St Catherine’s, 2018) and AIEF Scholarship Students, Priscilla, Agnus and Joy. I am the proud mother to seven beautiful children – five girls and two boys. We’re from the south coast of NSW, from a small remote Aboriginal community called Wreck Bay, located near Jervis Bay. […]

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