Scholarships aim to 'inspire' the next generation

Liverpool mayor Wendy Waller with scholarship recipients Mustafa Alsalami, Aleksandar Vesenlinovic and Jessica Di Bartolo.
Liverpool mayor Wendy Waller with scholarship recipients Mustafa Alsalami, Aleksandar Vesenlinovic and Jessica Di Bartolo.

Liverpool mayor Wendy Waller said council is committed to ensuring the city is a "one-stop shop" for outstanding education.

Enter the Liverpool City Council Opportunity Scholarship.

Three students studying at the University of Wollongong's South Western Sydney campus in Liverpool have each received $5000 to achieve their education and career aspirations.

The scholarships were awarded to:

  • Liverpool resident Mustafa Alsalami, 22, studying a Bachelor of Commerce. The Fairvale High School graduate volunteers for community clubs and major events including the annual Eid Festival and Fair.
  • West Hoxton resident Jessica Di Bartolo, 18, studying a Bachelor of Nursing.The John Edmondson High School graduate has previously obtained a TAFE qualification in Nursing, during which she undertook work placements at hospitals and aged care facilities.
  • Warwick Farm resident Aleksandar Vesenlinovic, 22, studying a Bachelor of Communication and Media. The Liverpool Boys High School graduate has previously obtained TAFE qualifications in Property Services, Information Digital Media and Technology and Peer Literacy Tutoring.
The annual Liverpool City Council Opportunity Scholarship is open to UOW students in their first, second or third year of study at the South Western Sydney campus.

The annual Liverpool City Council Opportunity Scholarship is open to UOW students in their first, second or third year of study at the South Western Sydney campus.

"Councillors and staff want to inspire the Liverpool community to do their very best - it's through improving access to education with initiatives like this scholarship and partnering with top tertiary institutions we can do just that," Mayor Waller said.

"Council and the University of Wollongong have a strong working relationship and are two of the partner organisations of the Liverpool Innovation Precinct, established to harness the city's key strengths in health, research and education, and cement Sydney's third CBD as a knowledge hub of the future."

UOW Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings CBE, said UOW and Liverpool Council have "significantly improved" access to education for students in south-West Sydney.

"UOW continues to offer top quality education in the heart of Liverpool and we plan on expanding our presence in the coming years to cater for the growing demand of students wanting to study in South Western Sydney," Professor Wellings said.