Scholarships provide opportunities for students

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

Applications for the three Liverpool City Council Opportunity Scholarships are now open.

The $5000 scholarship, which is open to University of Wollongong students in their first, second or third year of study at the South Western Sydney campus in Liverpool, is funded by Liverpool Council.

Liverpool mayor Wendy Waller said the aim of the one-year scholarship is to help ease financial pressure faced by students and to inspire them to use their acquired expertise to give back to the local region.

"From early education to tertiary studies, council is committed to ensuring Liverpool is a one-stop shop for outstanding education so it remains a great place to live, work, invest, study and visit for generations to come," she said.

"Councillors and staff want to inspire the Liverpool community to do their very best - we can do just that by improving access to education with initiatives like this scholarship and partnering with top tertiary institutions.

"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 drive economic and jobs growth."

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 remains committed to expanding our presence in the Liverpool city centre and as part of the future 'multiversity' at the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, offering top quality education and supporting the growing demands of students wanting to study in South West Sydney," Professor Wellings said.

Candidates must submit an application via UAC Equity by December 11 to be considered for the 2021 scholarship.