There is just one week left to apply for the University of Liverpool’s Divock Origi Scholarship – providing full tuition fee support, with £3,000 on top for 2022/23 entry.
In June last year, the Liverpool FC legend launched his scholarship, in partnership with the University, as part of his commitment to support the next generation and help create educational opportunities for students in Liverpool.
Divock Origi said: “I have been blessed by the opportunities I have had both on and off the pitch. When I established the scholarship with the University of Liverpool it was because I wanted to give young people the opportunity to develop their own passion for learning, and to help empower young people to achieve great things.
“Wherever I go in the world, the city of Liverpool and Anfield in particular will always be important to me, and I’m proud the scholarship will continue to inspire young people to follow their educational aspirations.”
The Divock Origi Scholarship was initially offered on a competitive basis to two city based students. Bushra Ihmaidat and Grace Murphy began their undergraduate Law degrees at the University in September 2021, and are now finishing their first year of study.
Both students expressed their gratitude to Origi for establishing the scholarship that allowed them to follow their aspirations.
Bushra said: “This scholarship helped me massively, allowing me to have access to the same opportunities as other students and to be able to excel in my studies so far. I am very grateful to Divock, and the opportunity he has provided me with. I hope to see more of its positive impact in the future.”
Grace said: “Starting university has been very exciting and I’m so grateful for the opportunity of the scholarship – it has been a huge help. My studies are going well and I’m looking forward to learning more over the course of my degree.’’
Applications for the Divock Origi Scholarship are currently open, with a deadline of Thursday 30 June. The scholarship is available for one student in the 2022/23 academic year and will cover tuition fees (£9,250 per year) as well as an annual payment of £3,000 towards living costs. A fourth and final student will be awarded the scholarship in 2023/24.
Professor Gavin Brown, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education at the University of Liverpool said: “Divock Origi is such a powerful role model for the young people in our city and our partnership has allowed us to nurture talented students to realise their potential.
“Divock is leaving behind such a wonderful legacy for the University and the city. We wish him the very best for the future.”
The University has an outstanding track record of improving the social mobility of students by enabling access to and participation in higher education. The Divock Origi Scholarship further complements and adds value to this existing outreach work with local schools and colleges.
To find out more, and submit your application, please visit https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/feature/widening-participation/