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
There are many ways to get involved and help at-risk young people and their families.
Kids Under Cover supports vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness by building studios
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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 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 15-25 years old undertake schooling, TAFE, university and job training.
We provide the Kids Under Cover Scholarships for secondary and post-secondary study and the Ken and Lenka Morgan Scholarship as a one-off award to help a young person achieve their personal goals. We are also proud to administer the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Student Scholarships Program.
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 Ken and Lenka Morgan (KLM) Scholarship is a one-off scholarship to the value of $5000 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.
Ken & Lenka Morgan Scholarship applications for 2017 closed. Ben Borrelli was announced as the recipient of the 2017 Ken & Lenka Morgan Scholarship – Ben will receive the $5,000 scholarship to assist him with his studies during 2017. Ben impressed the selection panel with his passion for the film industry and desire to one day become a movie director. With the support of the scholarship Ben intends on enrolling at Qantm College to study film, screenwriting, directing and producing to enable him to fulfill his lifelong dream of working in the film industry. Congratulations Ben!
Department of Health & Human Services 2017 Student Scholarship Program Applications are now closed.
Find out more about Department of Health & Human Services Student Scholarships.
2017 scholarship applications Now Closed - mid-year applications open end April/early May
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Department of Health & Human Services Student Scholarship Program
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Applications Now Closed - The 2017 Ken & Lenka Morgan Scholarship winner will be announced
at the Kids Under Cover Supporter Event held on the 17 November 2016
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