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The Ken & Lenka Morgan Scholarship is a one-off scholarship valued at $5,000 that can be awarded to one young person each year.
Applications for the 2019 academic year are now closed.
What can the money be used for?
The scholarship can be used to assist you to pursue your personal, educational and career goals. For example:
How do I apply?
Applications will open online in August 2019 for the 2020 academic year – The 2019 recipient of the Ken & Lenka Morgan Scholarship will be announced on 21 November 2018.
You can apply for the Ken & Lenka Morgan Scholarship if you:
Applications will be reviewed according to the following selection criteria areas:
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 will be moving from Forrest, 2 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.
There is only one scholarship available per year.
No. You can only apply for the Ken & Lenka Morgan Scholarship if you have received a Kids Under Cover Scholarship in the same year.
No. You can only submit an application if you received a scholarship for the 2016 year.
No. The scholarship is a one-off and cannot be awarded to the same person more than once.
Yes, as long as you are a Kids Under Cover Scholarship recipient of that year you can submit an application for the Ken & Lenka Morgan Scholarship each year.
No. Only young people who are currently living in a Kids Under Cover Studio, or young people who are currently living in the main house where the studio is located, are able to apply. However, exceptions may be made if the young person is residing elsewhere temporarily as a direct result of their study / training course (i.e. living in student accommodation).
Yes. If you live in the main house where a Kids Under Cover Studio is located.
Yes, you are still eligible for a Kids Under Cover Scholarship in 2017.