It’s a near-vertical towering mound of all the ways that BRIT-scooping, Mercury Prize-nominated artist, Stormzy, continues to add to his all-round legendary status.
Recently, he partnered up with Penguin Random House UK to support emerging authors for #MerkyBooks, and then casually flew mates and fans to Spain for his 25th birthday on #MerkyAirways.
Now, the British musician has announced “The Stormzy Scholarship” and it’s every bit as glorious as it sounds. The brand new student scheme will see Stormzy provide four British black students with financial support during their time at the University of Cambridge (including tuition fees and maintenance grant).
The first two lucky students will be start at the beginning of this new academic year in October, with the next two in 2019. To be eligible, applicants must be of black ethnicity and holding an unconditional offer.
“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,” explains Stormzy.
“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.”