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After it has been announced that Oxford University has turned down rapper Stormzy’s scholarship offering for black students, the uni’s reps clapped back. As told by Student Problems portal, the musician demonstrated his eagerness to provide funding for two black students to attend Oxford. However, the initiative has been accepted by Cambridge University instead. The Typical Student team learned more on the situation.
Stormzy Scholarship: “Oxford Didn’t Want to Get Involved”
The news broke when Stormzy was speaking at the Barbican in London at his Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far book launch. He said: “We tried Oxford but they didn’t want to get involved.” In response, Oxford University reps announced that the rapper hadn’t offered them any kind of proposal, so there they never “received or turned down any offer or proposal”.
The Oxford rep continued: “We have contacted Stormzy’s representatives today to clarify we would welcome the opportunity to work together on inspiring students from African-Caribbean heritage to study at Oxford.”
What’s Stormzy Scholarship About?
In case you didn’t know, Stormzy made his scholarship announcement on A-level results day at his old school in south London. He said: “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. That is something I take personal pride in. I am always very inspired by that genius and … people who are smarter than me. Now I am in this position I want to do something for them.”
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