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.
Click here if you are interested in applying for one of our scholarship programs
Education is one of the most important investments a country can make in its young people and its future and is critical to reducing poverty and inequality. At an individual level, it has a significant positive impact on a young person’s confidence, self-esteem and employment prospects.
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.
The Australian Scholarships Group has predicted parents and carers in Melbourne are likely to spend around $68,000 on a primary-secondary state school education for a child born this year. 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 Scholarship Program 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.
The Ken & Lenka Morgan Scholarship is a one-off scholarship to the value of $5,000 awarded to ONE 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.
We are also proud to administer the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) Student Scholarship Program, formerly the Department of Health and Human Services. The DFFH Student Scholarship Program is an initiative of the Victorian Government that aims to overcome barriers in students’ educational attainment and assist in school retention.
In 2010 Kids Under Cover partnered with DFFH as administrators for this program which supports at risk young people to continue their education to Years 11 and 12 or the TAFE equivalent.
Kids Under Cover is proud to offer scholarships through our partnership with Open Universities Australia to young people living with a Kids Under Cover studio.
Through this program, young people are provided with support and resources to pursue tertiary education. Students who are accepted into one of the two programs, will automatically receive a Kids Under Cover Scholarship as well.
Kids Under Cover Scholarships
A Kids Under Cover scholarship can help with the costs associated with education or training, such as; textbooks, uniforms, laptop, printer, excursions, Find out more >
Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Student Scholarship Program
Applications for 2022 scholarships have now closed. 2023 applications open in Term 2 2022.
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Applications are open now for the 2022 Ken & Lenka Morgan ScholarshipThe Ken & Lenka Morgan Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship, awarded to one young Read more >