7 days ago
Last year, the Typical Student team told you how Oxford University Denied Allegations About Rejecting Stormzy’s Scholarship. The news now comes in Stormzy intends to fund "two more black undergraduate students at Cambridge University in the next academic year until the completion of their degree course," the Guardian reports.
According to the news outlets, the grime rapper is going to pay the tuition fees and maintenance grants of the students starting September as part of the Stormzy Scholarship. Last year, the educational initiative funded the education of two black Cambridge students for the first time. The scholarship is geared to support students from minority backgrounds who got accepted to the University of Cambridge. This scheme is hoped to support the minority ethnic students attending Oxbridge.
Identities of Scholarship Winners
To ensure the scholarship winners have a normal life while studying at uni, their identities have been kept secret. However, Stormzy keeps an eye on their academic progress.
As told by the Guardian, Stormzy "singled out an east London school for praise after 100 pupils there achieved straight As in their A-levels." After the results announcement, the school tweeted about an "absolutely electric" atmosphere. In return, Stormzy tweeted: "I don’t even know where Brampton Manor is but my kids will be going there."
It is reported that 41 students from the school who secured places at Oxbridge institutions belong to ethnic minorities, half were on free school meals.
Keep up with the Typical Student daily email