Liverpool’s Divock Origi announced his collaboration with the University of Liverpool for the launch of a new scholarship fund for young people wanting to extend their education.
As reported by VERSUS, two students from the ‘City of Liverpool’ will be offered ‘The Divock Origi Scholarship’ to strengthen the university’s plans on boosting social mobility of their students by providing access to and participating in higher education.
The scholarship will cover tuition fees and maintenance living costs from the 2021/22 academic year which costs a combined £12,250 per year. A third student will also be enrolled on the scholarship in the 2022/23 academic calendar along with a fourth and fifth student joining the scheme in 2023/24.
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Origi, who scored Liverpool’s crucial second goal in a 2-0 win in the 2019 Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur, is now showing the power he can bring to the city outside of football.
Speaking about the Divock Origi Scholarship, the man himself had this to say as quoted by VERSUS, “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.”
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education at the University of Liverpool, Professor Gavin Brown, continued: “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.”