Kids Under Cover is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preventing youth homelessness.
We offer young people the unique combination of supported housing options with scholarships
Kids Under Cover supports vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness by building studios
There are many ways to get involved and help at-risk young people and their families.
By assisting young people with educational expenses, such as travel textbooks, and equipment, they can continue their studies or train for employment. Education has a substantial positive impact on confidence, self-esteem and employment prospects.
The Kids Under Cover Scholarship Program helps young people who have the passion and motivation to continue education but don’t have the resources. All young people and their siblings taking part in our Studio Program are eligible to apply when enrolled in school, in TAFE, in university or in job training.
The program is designed to encourage young people to remain engaged with education and training and to help enable those wanting to further their studies.
Kids Under Cover, working in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), also administers the DHHS Student Scholarship Program.
The Ken & Lenka Morgan Scholarship is a one-off scholarship to the value of $5,000 awarded to an exceptional young person who is supported by our Studio Program. The scholarship can be used to assist you to pursue your personal, educational and career goals. For example, career counselling driving lessons, short life skills courses (i.e. first aid training, public speaking, RSA, etc.), creative and sporting pursuits (i.e. music lessons or tennis coaching) and international or national volunteer placements.
In November 2017 in a Ken & Lenka Morgan Scholarship first, TWO scholarships were awarded to deserving young people.
Tahlia Zayat and Bruno Tehan-Promorin were awarded the Ken & Lenka Morgans Scholarship for the 2018 academic year.
Tahlia is currently in her 3rd year studying a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. She wishes to complete this degree and advocate for Indigenous children and youth and the injustices they face on a daily basis. Tahlia has worked for the Victorian Aboriginal Legal services which furthered her aspirations for supporting Indigenous people.
Tahlia received a Kids Under Cover studio in 2013.
Bruno has moved from Forrest, two- hours outside Melbourne into Melbourne to attend University and study nanotechnology. His goal is to become a Bio-Medical Nano-Technician so he can assist in finding ways to discover and treat cancer growths in patients and help others as he has been helped.
Bruno’s physics teacher inspires him because he has helped a lot of people with his work on diseases when he was a scientist at the C.S.I.R.O before he became a teacher.
Applications for 2020 academic year are NOW OPEN.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Student Scholarships Program helps young people living in public or community housing, or those at risk of homelessness, get the support they need to stay in school and achieve their full potential.
The Victorian Government funds the Student Scholarships Program to help young people stay engaged with education and complete years 11 and 12 at Government Secondary Schools or TAFEs.
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Kids Under Cover Scholarships
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Department of Health and Human Services Student Scholarships Program
Applications for 2020 academic year are NOW CLOSED.
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What is the Ken & Lenka Morgan Scholarship?
The Ken & Lenka Morgan Scholarship is a one-off scholarship valued at $5,000 that can be awarded to Read more >
Providing Stable and Secure Accommodation for Young People
A Kids Under Cover studio
The Studio Program is at the core of our work in preventing youth homelessness. Read more >
Studios Making a Difference
A Kids Under Cover studio makes a significant difference to the whole family, not just the young person at risk of homelessness Read more >
"I Graduated with Distinction!"
The last three years have been an incredible journey for the recipient of the 2016 Ken and Lenka Morgan Scholarship. Studying Environmental Science Read more >
Undercover News Autumn 2017
Keep up to date with information about our work in preventing youth homelessness, news and events in our biannual newsletter, Undercover News
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2017 Ken & Lenka Morgan Scholarship Takes a Creative Direction.
Announced in November at the Kids Under Cover annual supporter event, the recipient of the 2017 Read more >