News and Media

The Australian – Mentor offers a helping hand

Rick Morton

2013 graduate Tim O’Connor speaks to The Australian about building a lasting relationship with his AIEF Mentor, who helped him make a successful transition from boarding school to university.

Fri 16 May 2014

U on Sunday – Mates cross the sporting divide

Leanne Edmistone

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

Sun 6 Apr 2014

Lights Out – The road well travelled

Rebecca Martin

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

Tue 25 Mar 2014

AIEF receives donation from Newman’s Own Foundation

AIEF was presented with $20,000 by Robert Forrester, CEO and President of Newman’s Own Foundation and Deborra-Lee Furness at a cocktail reception to mark the 30th Anniversary of Paul Newman’s Own in Australia.

Tue 12 Nov 2013

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

Justine Ferrari

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

Thu 6 Mar 2014

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

Justine Ferrari

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

Wed 5 Mar 2014

The Australian – Schools scheme a major success

Andrew Penfold

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

Wed 5 Mar 2014

The Australian Women’s Weekly – Chance of a lifetime

Michael Sheather

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

Thu 27 Feb 2014

SAP donates prize money to AIEF

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

Fri 14 Feb 2014

AIEF Mentor Program grows in 2014

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

Mon 17 Feb 2014

The Australian – Swire helps Indigenous kids make the grade

Andrew Main

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

Mon 17 Feb 2014

Renegade Collective – The Social Changeling

Emily Morgan

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

Wed 5 Feb 2014

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