Stormzy Offers More Black and Mixed-Raced Students Scholarships at Cambridge University

The 'Vossi Bop' hitmaker continues to provide scholarships at Cambridge University for black and mixed-heritage students after starting the initiative back in 2018.

AceShowbiz - Stormzy is offering 30 more black and mixed-heritage students the chance to study at Britain's Cambridge University through his scholarship scheme.

The rapper's #Merky Foundation has teamed up with the bank HSBC to offer 10 students per year, for the next three years, a $27,930 (£20,000) annual scholarship. The funds will cover tuition fees and maintenance costs for 30 more Stormzy Scholars.

Stormzy began providing scholarships in 2018 in a bid to address the lack of black and mixed-raced students at the university. The first two Stormzy Scholars graduated this summer with a high 2:1 and 2:1.

"For 30 more black students to have the opportunity to study at Cambridge University - the same year our initial 2018 scholars graduate - feels like an incredible milestone," the "Vossi Bop" star said in a statement. "I hope this scholarship continues to serve as a small reminder to young black students that the opportunity to study at one of the best universities in the world is theirs for the taking."

Graham Virgo, Cambridge's senior pro-vice-chancellor, added, "Since the Stormzy Scholarships were announced in 2018 we have seen a significant increase in the number of black students applying to study here and being admitted and we are very proud to see the first two students supported by the scheme graduate this year."

Because of his philanthropy and advocacy against racial injustice, the "Heavy Is the Head" star was ranked the third most influential Black Briton in the Powerlist this year.

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