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Stormzy to cover cost for two more Cambridge students this year

Stormzy has said he will cover the university costs of two more Cambridge students.

The Grime star first announced a scholarship last year, pledging to pay for two black students to go Cambridge University.

At the time, he surprised A-level students who were picking up their results at his old school in Croydon to tell them he would cover two sets of tuition fees.

Now, the rap star says he will pay for two more black students to go to Cambridge while he continues to cover the first two now entering their second year of study.

Stormzy poses with teachers in Croydon after announcing he will be providing scholarships for two black British students to go to Cambridge

It comes just after Stormzy lauded an east London school on Twitter, which saw a huge number of successful students scoring highly in their A-Levels on Thursday.

At least 100 students at Brampton Manor Academy in East Ham achieved straight A grades, according to the Newham Recorder.

Stormzy with his arm around Harris Academy Crystal Palace student, Julia, in 2018.

Stormzy tweeted that while he didn’t know where the school was he would be sending his kids there.

So far the Grime artist, who recently headlined Glastonbury, has been self-funding the cost of the scholarships.

It is aimed at supporting people from minority backgrounds who have earned a place at the University Of Cambridge.

Stormzy hopes the scheme will help address the relatively low number of black students who attend Oxbridge institutions.

It is also hoped that other funding methods can be found in future to continue the programme, with the help of outside investors.

The identities of the students supported by the scheme have been kept secret to ensure they have a normal life during their studies, although the grime star keeps track of their academic progress.

When he made the announcement last year, he stressed the importance of raising awareness within minority groups that attending top universities is an option.

He said: It’s so important for black students, especially, to be aware that it can 100 per cent be an option to attend a university of this calibre.

We’re a minority, the playing ground isn’t level for us and it’s vital that all potential students are given the same opportunity.


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