Two students who received Liverpool footballer Divock Origi-funded scholarships say they ‘helped massively’ as they embarked on their law degrees.
What is The Divock Origi Scholarship?
In summer 2021 Liverpool Football Club (LFC) striker Divock Origi launched a new scholarship in partnership with the University of Liverpool. It was given to two students in the 2021/22 academic year and covered tuition fees (£9,250 per year) as well as giving an annual payment of £3,000 towards living costs.
Divock’s wanted to launch the scholarship in order to help ’empower young people to achieve great things’.
Divock 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.’
The striker also sent a special graduation message, in 2021, saying all graduates have attained a ‘huge achievement’ and sent them a congratulations from himself and all the team.
Two students have already received their scholarship, a third student will be funded for the upcoming year, followed by a final student in 2023-24.
‘Grateful for Divock’
One of the law students, Bushra told the BBC the scholarship has ‘helped massively’ and said she is ‘grateful’ for the footballer and the opportunity he has provided.
She said: ‘This scholarship has helped me massively 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 for Divock and this opportunity that he has provided me and hope to see more of its positive impact in the future.’
The other student, Grace, told the publication she is so grateful for the opportunity of a scholarship’ and went on to say: ‘It has been a huge help. My studies are going well so far and I’m looking forward to learning more over the course of my degree.’