Kids Under Cover Scholarship

Applications for 2024 are now closed.

Applications for 2025 are open in November.

Kids Under Cover’s strategy of complementing the provision of stable and secure accommodation with educational support has proven to be a simple yet effective approach to the long-term prevention of youth homelessness.

As more families feel the strain of soaring education costs, rising house prices and an increased cost of living, many young people may be forced to leave school or education early.

Our scholarships give young people the support they need to stay in school. This is not just by helping financially with educational expenses, such as travel costs, textbooks, and equipment, but also by preventing the social exclusion that can haunt young people who miss out on camps, excursions or other school social activities due to lack of funds. A scholarship may also provide a young person with the freedom to choose the subjects they are passionate about, rather than just those they can afford, thus keeping them engaged with their studies.

The Kids Under Cover Scholarship helps young people who have the passion and motivation to continue education but don’t have the resources. These scholarships are helping young people aged 12-25 years old undertaking schooling, TAFE, university and job training. We provide the Kids Under Cover Scholarships for secondary and post-secondary study to young people who have a Kids Under Cover Studio on their property.

Kids Under Cover Scholarships can help with the costs associated with education or training, such as: textbooks, uniforms, laptop, printer, excursions, and so on.

Am I eligible?

You can receive a Kids Under Cover Scholarship if you:

  • Are aged 12-25 years as of 30 June 2024;
  • Are undertaking schooling, TAFE, university and job training;
  • Live on the same premises as a Kids Under Cover studio; AND
  • Household has completed the acquittal process for previously awarded scholarship/s.

Previous scholarship recipients are still eligible to receive a scholarship in 2024.

How do I apply?

Please note, the application form is not suitable for a mobile phone and should be completed using either a computer or tablet. The web browser most compatible with our application form is Google Chrome.

For previous applicants, your email address is your username. If you are not registered or have any issues logging in, please contact scholarship@kuc.org.au.

Log in here

Proof of Enrolment

Our proof of enrolment form is required for young people studying at primary school, special school, or secondary school. The young person’s teacher or equivalent must complete and email the form to scholarship@kuc.org.au. Please note: applications submitted without the correct proof of enrolment form will not be accepted.

Proof of Enrolment

If the young person is completing any further type of study or training the following proof of enrolment documents may be accepted:

  • A valid Student ID
  • A confirmation email from the young person’s place of study/workplace that includes their name and their 2024 course name
  • A course list from the young person’s university that features their name and the papers they are completing in 2024

Spending Guide

Before beginning your application, please review our spending guide here.

How to upload receipts

You can find useful instructions via the links below.

Contact us

Have questions or need help filling out the form?

Text or call us: 0499 005 284
Email us: scholarship@kuc.org.au

Scholarship FAQs

Find out more information about the Kids Under Cover Scholarship application process and how to submit the documentation required for expenses funded through the program.

Do I need to keep receipts?

Yes – all receipts and invoices used for scholarship funds must be kept and uploaded to the online portal.

How much will I receive?

Successful applicants will receive a set amount, depending upon the level of study or training they are undertaking in 2024.

Apprentices will be awarded a scholarship based on their age during the application. The scholarship values awarded are:

Please note: you will need to specify planned expenses at the time of application.

What can the money be used for?

Things to help you with your studies, for example – textbooks, uniforms, laptop, printer, other IT equipment, school camps or excursions, transport, tools, stationary etc.

You just need to keep all receipts for purchases with your scholarship funds.

If you are unsure about a particular item, visit our spending guide via the link at the top of this page, or contact us.

What costs aren't covered by the scholarship?

Course fees covered by loan schemes such as HECS or FEE HELP.
Note: TAFE courses that are designed to progress to an undergraduate university degree are covered by FEE HELP and therefore are ineligible.
Any expenses incurred in previous years prior to 2024.
Non-Government School Fees.
Fees incurred by someone other than the scholarship recipient.

If you are unsure about a particular item, visit our spending guide via the link at the top of this page, or contact us.

What time period is covered by the scholarship?

The 2024 scholarships can only be used to cover educational expenses incurred in 2024.