UOW students awarded Liverpool City Council community scholarships

UOW students awarded Liverpool City Council community scholarships

Scholarships to support students' future goals and career development

Liverpool City Council has awarded three students studying at the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) South Western Sydney (SWS) campus $5000 each.

The scholarships offered by the Council support the career aspirations of students and aims to inspire local students to utilise their acquired expertise and give back to the local community.

The inaugural scholarships were awarded by the Council in 2020, recognising the outstanding academic records and acknowledging their contributions to the community.

Students who have been awarded the $5000 scholarships are:

  • Amanda Moss, Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Aleksandar Veselinovic, Bachelor of Communication and Media
  • Jessica Di Bartolo, Bachelor of Nursing

Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller congratulated the students and said improving access to education is key to the City’s growth and development.

“I would like to congratulate three UOW students for their dedication and willingness to give back to their local community,” Mayor Wendy said.

“The Council is proud to support students through scholarships and remains committed to making Liverpool a city of opportunities and growth for all.”

“UOW has been a critical driver of producing outstanding talent by providing access to high-quality education and world-class infrastructure in the region.

This year, UOW was ranked 6th globally in achieving its UN Sustainable Development Goals, an indication of the University’s commitment to providing equitable and sustainable opportunities to all.

UOW Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings CBE said the University is proud to collaborate with the Council and is committed to contributing to the region's growth.

“UOW congratulates the three students for their dedication to making a difference within their local communities through education and hard work,” Professor Wellings said.

“The University is pleased to see the students returning back to our SWS campus and enjoying the vibrant campus experience.”

“UOW and the Liverpool City Council have been long-lasting partners and have a shared vision of developing the region through various initiatives that support the growth of jobs and businesses within local communities.

“UOW remains committed to working closely with the Council on the Liverpool Innovation Precinct which will cater for the educational and research needs of students and industry partners and drive the next economic growth in the region,” Professor Wellings said.

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 scholarship aims to help ease students' financial pressure and inspire them to use their acquired expertise to give back to the local region. 

More information about the scholarship is available from UOW’s website:



Originally from Serbia, Aleksandar Veselinovic is a Warwick Farm resident and has been involved in the community by doing peer tutor literacy for primary school kids. He was also involved in a lot of fundraising campaigns for the local community. This is Aleksandar’s second year of receiving the scholarship.

Amanda Moss is a first-year student passionate about Cyber Security. Her outstanding scores in Physics, Industrial Technology and Information Processing Technology helped her enrol in the courses she wants to pursue and grow her career.

Second-year student Jessica Di Bartolo completed her HSC at John Edmondson High School, where was involved in many leadership roles over the years. She is also contributing to the community through extra-curricular activities. She is a level 3 Referee for Southern Districts Referees for the last five years, where she coaches younger referees and helping them train and develop their skills.