Liverpool Football Club (LFC) striker Divock Origi is set to launch a new scholarship in partnership with the University of Liverpool.
The Divock Origi Scholarship will initially be offered on a competitive basis to two students from the City of Liverpool, who will begin an undergraduate course at the university in September 2021.
Divock’s own appetite for inspiration and his authentic belief in the promise of our youth has fuelled his passion for empowerment opportunities.
Divock Origi said: “From a purpose perspective and understanding the position of influence and impact I’m blessed to have, I know the importance of being given an opportunity, while also truly believing in the ability of future generations to achieve greatness.”
Professor Gavin Brown, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education at the University of Liverpool said: “We at the University of Liverpool strongly believe that everyone who chooses to participate in higher education should be able to do so. I am delighted that we have Divock Origi partnering with us to create new opportunities for young people in Liverpool. Divock is an inspiring figure for young people in our city and his support will help us in our aim to nurture local talent and potential.”
The scholarship will be open to two students in the 2021/22 academic year and will cover tuition fees (£9,250 per year) as well as an annual payment of £3,000 towards living costs. A third student will also be funded in the 2022/23 academic year, followed by a fourth and final student in 2023/24. Further information is available via the University’s scholarship information pages.
The university has a long-standing track record of improving the social mobility of our students by enabling access to and participation in higher education and the Scholarship complements and adds value to this existing outreach work with local schools and colleges. For example, the university provided outreach activities to over 1,500 young people virtually to help them with their school work and their access to university over the recent pandemic.
Information on how to apply www.liverpool.ac.uk/feature/widening-participation/