News and Media

AIEF Scholarships change lives

Emily Hill

AIEF Board Director Emily Hill discusses her personal connection with AIEF and the transformative experience of boarding at St Catherine’s School, Waverley.

Mon 22 Jun 2020


AIEF-BHP Tertiary Scholar in The Australian

Wyatt Cook-Revell

AIEF-BHP Tertiary Scholar Wyatt Cook-Revell (Ipswich Grammar School, 2016) discusses how he developed his passion for law in an opinion piece in The Australian.

Fri 26 Jun 2020


Indigenous scholars want to give back to community

Kieran Gair

AIEF Scholarship Students Vivica, Maria and Sarah from Loreto Normanhurst talk to The Weekend Australian about their aspirations for future study and giving back to their communities.

Sat 27 Jun 2020


Now that’s what you call remote learning

Tessa Akerman

AIEF Scholarship Student TJ from Melbourne Grammar School talks to The Australian about his dedicated approach to remote learning while at home in the Kimberley.

Fri 29 May 2020


Proud of his heritage

Karla Zanardo

AIEF Alum Jy Simpkin talks to the North Melbourne Football Club about his journey from boarding at Scotch College, Melbourne to his career as a professional footballer, and the cultural education and awareness he has valued along the way.

Wed 27 May 2020


Faces of the Future

Claire Harvey

AIEF Alum Carlie Smart talks to The Sunday Telegraph about how receiving an AIEF Scholarship changed the trajectory of her education journey.

Sun 21 Feb 2010


Closing the Gap: Prime Minister’s Report 2010

The Prime Minister’s Closing the Gap Report looks at AIEF as a case study for not-for-profit organisations that are innovating Indigenous education and supporting young Indigenous people to make a successful transition to employment or training.

Fri 1 Jan 2010


Andrew Penfold in True Leaders Magazine

Emma Connors

AIEF CEO Andrew Penfold features in the 2009 True Leaders Magazine sharing his education and career journey and motives for establishing AIEF.

Sat 1 Aug 2009


Here’s our report, cheers

AIEF appears in The Australian following the launch of the AIEF 2018 Annual Report at Commonwealth Bank in Sydney.

Fri 22 May 2009


Big end of town rallies for Indigenous students

The Australian Financial Review reports on Andrew Penfold’s announcement at Commonwealth Bank in Sydney that AIEF has received $20 million from the Australian Government.

Thu 21 May 2009


Front-yard salute to great-great grandad who gave his all

Imogen Reid

AIEF Scholarship Student Mabel-Jean Lochowiak talks to The Weekend Australian about her dedication to her education at Seymour College, Adelaide and honouring her great-great grandfather who enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces and fought at Gallipoli.

Sat 25 Apr 2020


Our response to COVID-19

A message from AIEF’s Executive Director Andrew Penfold AM on our response to COVID-19.

Wed 22 Apr 2020


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