Stormzy Launches Scholarship For Black British Students

Rapper Stormzy announced, at his old school in Harris City Academy in South London, that he will provide funding to send two Black British students to the University of Cambridge.

BBC Newsbeat on Twitter

Stormzy has just announced a scholarship for Cambridge University. He’ll help pay for two black students to go there this year

The self-titled Stormzy Scholarship will not only pay for tuition fees but will also provide a maintenance grant for up to four years of an undergraduate course.

When asked why he set up the scholarship, the 25-year-old told Radio 1 Newsbeat, In school and college I had the ability and was almost destined to go to one of the top universities. But that didnt happen for myself so hopefully theres another young black student out there that can have that opportunity through my scholarship

I am very very very proud to announce the launch of my new scholarship “The Stormzy Scholarship” in partnership with Cambridge University. With this scholarship we will be funding and covering the full tuition and maintenance for 2 black students this year and 2 black students in 2019 to study at Cambridge University. We as a minority are still heavily under represented at the top universities and I pray this scholarship serves as a reminder that we are more than capable of studying at places of this caliber. Congratulations to all the A-Level students getting their results today, be proud of yourselves despite what you got and overstand that this is only the tip of the iceberg for what’s to come! This is my proudest venture thus far and I look forward to seeing some young black geniuses go on to achieve at Cambridge via this scholarship. @cambridgeuniversity for all info. Applications close on Thursday 30th August! #StormzyScholarship

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Cambridges has a bad track record for not admitting many students from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds. Theres no surprise that Blacks face the same oppressions across the pond as they do here in the states.

 The rapper plans on funding two students both this year and in 2019. 

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