Stormzy Announces Scholarship With Cambridge University
The Stormzy Scholarship will give the opportunity for 2 black students to study at Cambridge University.
It would be nice to think we have come a long way since the civil rights movement. In some ways we have, in others we haven’t. The fact is people from the black minority are still being under represented all over the world from universities, to global business to governments. There is also still a real struggle for housing and poverty for the majority of black people living in inner cities of the UK. Daily life is a constant struggle and the thought of sending your children to university is something of a rarity.
Following on from the news of his own book and Merky Festival, the UK Grime artist, Stormzy, now looks to change this with the Stormzy Scholarship in partnership with Cambridge University. The scholarship will provide full funding for tuition and maintenance for 2 black students to study at Cambridge. A step in the right direction which we hope to see other universities around the UK taking note of. To apply all you need to do is head to cam.ac.uk/stormzyscholarship and fill out the application form. All applications will close on the 30th August 2018.
“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.”