‘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.’
To be eligible for a Stormzy Scholarship, applicants must:
Have one of the following categories of ethnicity: Black African; Black Caribbean; Black Other; Mixed – White and Black Caribbean; Mixed – White and Black African; or Other mixed background (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or Black Other)Have a confirmed place for entry to the University of Cambridge for a first undergraduate degree, and due to commence study in October 2019. (You can check the status of your offer on UCAS Track at https://track.ucas.com/.) Have been assessed for fee status as a 'home' student. (You were advised of your fee status in the offer letter issued to you earlier this year. (If you are in doubt, please contact the Cambridge College that has offered you a place.)Have applied to Student Finance (England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland) for a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan, and have received confirmation that they have been assessed and will receive full financial support. An income assessment must have been conducted and consent given to share the information with the University.