This summer, Divock Origi is taking steps to ensure Liverpool’s legacy.
Divock Origi, a Liverpool striker, is announcing a new scholarship in conjunction with the University of Liverpool, securing his legacy in the city.
The new Divock Origi Scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis to two City of Liverpool students who will commence an undergraduate study at the university in September.
The scholarship will be available to two students in the academic year 2021/22 and will cover tuition fees (£9,250 a year) as well as a £3,000 annual living allowance.
In the academic year 2022/23, a third student will be supported, followed by a fourth and final student in 2023/24.
After an excellent World Cup performance with Belgium, Origi joined Liverpool in the summer of 2014 and spent a season on loan with Lille before making the move to Anfield in 2015.
The 26-year-old has recognized his own power and is using it to help students thrive at the city’s university.
“From a purpose standpoint, and recognizing the position of influence and effect I’ve been gifted with, I appreciate the value of being given an opportunity, while also sincerely believing in the ability of future generations to achieve greatness,” Origi said.
Professor Gavin Brown, the University of Liverpool’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, is ecstatic to be working with Origi on the new fellowship.
“We at the University of Liverpool believe that everyone who wishes to pursue higher education should be allowed to do so,” he stated.
“I am ecstatic that Divock Origi has agreed to collaborate with us to provide new chances for Liverpool’s youth.
“Divock is a role model for young people in our city, and his assistance will aid us in our efforts to develop local talent and potential.”
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