Stormzy has announced a new studentship scheme for University of Cambridge students.
‘The Stormzy Scholarship’ will see four British black students provided with financial support during their degree courses, covering the full cost of their tuition fees, and a maintenance grant.
The first two students will start their courses at the beginning of the new academic year this October, with two further students selected for 2019 entry. This year’s entries will be self-funded by Stormzy himself, with the hope to attract more investors in the future.
Stormzy says: “There are so many young black kids all over the country who have the level of academic excellence to study at a university such as Cambridge – however we are still under-represented at leading universities. We, as a minority, have so many examples of black students who have excelled at every level of education throughout the years.
“I hope this scholarship serves as a small reminder that if young black students wish to study at one of the best universities in the world, then the opportunity is yours for the taking – and if funding is one of the barriers, then we can work towards breaking that barrier down.”
For more information, visit cam.ac.uk.