Stormzy launches Cambridge scholarship for black students


Stormzy launches Cambridge scholarship for black students. The Stormzy Scholarship will pay for tuition fees and provide a maintenance grant for up to four years of an undergraduate course. The rapper will be funding two students this year and two in 2019. The rapper says: “It’s so important for black students, especially, to be aware that it can 100% be an option to attend a university of this calibre.”

He also said: “We’re a minority, the playing ground isn’t level for us and it’s vital that all potential students are given the same opportunity.”

Meanwhile, In June, the university asked for help from schools and parents to increase the number of black British students it enrols. It was after the Financial Times found that some Cambridge colleges didn’t take in any black students from 2012 to 2016. The university says that it admitted 58 black students on to undergraduate courses in 2017.