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Mentoring broadens horizons

Meet AIEF Scholarship Student Cordell and his mentor Richard from Qantas, a case study in the AIEF 2018 Annual Report.

Fri 10 May 2019


AIEF is in the business of nation changing

“AIEF is empowering our Indigenous children through educational opportunities across the nation.” AIEF has grown to support around 450 students on scholarships annually, and like Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt MP, they all have the potential to change the nation.

Mon 3 Jun 2019


Women steal the show at Indigenous awards

Nic Darveniza

AIEF Alum Nyah Teiotu appears in The Courier Mail talking about her journey to becoming the first ever Indigenous female engineer employed by AIEF’s partner BHP.

Sat 1 Jun 2019


A trusted mentor

Meet AIEF Scholarship Student Vivica and her mentor Linnae, a case study in the AIEF 2018 Annual Report.

Fri 10 May 2019


Scholarships offer new path

Jamie Walker

AIEF Alumni Jamika Shillingsworth and Frances Blackman speak to The Australian about their journeys from the remote community of Charleville to completing Year 12 at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School.

Thu 9 May 2019


He was told he was a nobody. Isaiah grew up to become somebody

Julie Power

St Gregory’s College Campbelltown Alum Isaiah Dawe launches ID. Know Yourself mentoring program for Indigenous youth in foster care.

Thu 18 Apr 2019


Showing them what’s possible

Meet AIEF Scholarship Graduate Nikita, a case study in the AIEF 2017 Annual Report.

Wed 6 Jun 2018


UTS Luminaries interview with Andrew Penfold AM

Steve Meacham

After receiving the 2013 UTS Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, AIEF Founder and Executive Director Andrew Penfold AM speaks to UTS Luminaries about his education, career and the path that lead him to establishing AIEF.

Fri 28 Feb 2014


Giving back via indigenous policy

Greg Brown

AIEF Alum Jerome Pang (Marist College Ashgrove, 2013) speaks to The Australian about giving back to his community and dedicating his future career to Indigenous policy.

Thu 14 Feb 2019


Students’ role model shows what’s possible

Jessica Cortis

AIEF Alum James Widders-Leece speaks to The Weekend Australian about his role in supporting young Indigenous students at Knox Grammar School, where he completed Year 12 in 2014.

Sat 9 Feb 2019


Making the most of mentoring

Meet AIEF Scholarship Student PJ and his mentor Gareth Whitten

Tue 1 May 2018


Indigenous fund breaks barriers

Sascha O'Sullivan

The first Indigenous Head Girl at Pymble Ladies’ College, Onyi Nwamadi speaks to The Australian about opportunities she has received through her AIEF Scholarship.

Sat 8 Dec 2018


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