Stormzy announces 30 more scholarships for Black students

Stormzy has announced 30 new scholarships to be awarded to Black students at the University of Cambridge over the next three years, writes Annabel Nugent for The Independent.

HSBC UK has doubled its financial support for Cambridge Stormzy scholars, pledging a further GBP2 million (US$2.5 million). The Stormzy scholarships pay full tuition fees plus a maintenance grant for a three or four-year degree course. Since it launched in 2018, the programme has supported 19 students overall. Speaking about the new scholarships, the rapper said: “For a further 30 Black students to have the opportunity to study at Cambridge University – the same year we celebrate five years of the scholarships’ launch – feels like an incredible landmark moment.”

Cambridge has confirmed that the university has subsequently seen an increase in applications from Black students, which they have called the “Stormzy effect”.
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