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Indigenous Academic Excellence Initiative (IAEI)

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Purpose

To assist schools to support eligible high performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Year 7 to Year 12.

Duration of program

2018–2023

Eligibility

Funding is available to the following eligible participating schools – Aspley State High Schools, Brisbane State High School, Kelvin Grove State High School, Sandgate State High School, Wavell State High School.

Schools were selected based on programs offered and commitment to holistic support for IAEI students.

Funds will only be provided whilst participating students continue to meet the program eligibility as follows:

  • have been successful participants in DoE's Solid Pathways program in Year 6
  • maintain a B grade average (or higher) in the majority of subjects
  • maintain a minimum 90% attendance rate at the school
  • have no significant behavioural issues recorded in OneSchool.

Allocation of funds

Funding is provided at $3,000 per student per calendar year.

Payment details

An initial payment of $2,000 per student will be made in March each year followed by a payment of $1,000 per student in August each year, provided the students remain eligible​ (to help offset expenses in Semester 2 each year).

Payment yearDuring month ofProportion of allocation paid per student
2019–2023March$2,000
2019–2023August
$1,000
​Total payment per student per year​$3,000
Total payments per student for duration of scholarship$18,000

Data requirements

Confirmation from the school is provided at the start of each semester to ensure that the students continue to meet the scholarship criteria outlined above.

Recoupment policy

Schools receive funds based on individual students. If a student no longer meets the program eligibility criteria, recoupments of residual funding may be requested from the school.

How to apply

Schools do not need to apply for this funding. Eligible schools will be contacted for information to assist with funding requirements.

Contact

Policy Enquiry
State Schools – Indigenous Education Performance
Telephone: (07) 3028 8144

Payment Enquiry
Finance Branch
Telephone: (07) 3034 5817

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Last updated 26 July 2021