Stormzy claims that his scholarship program for black students was rejected by the University of Oxford

According to Stormzy, the scholarship she launched to help black British students attending Cambridge was originally proposed for the University of Oxford, just because the idea was rejected.

The University of Oxford has since denied the accusation, a spokesman who said he "admired Stormzy's commitment" to higher education, but that "did not receive or decline any offer".

Appeared at the Barbican Center in London last night (November 7), the grime star spoke with the other rapper and author Akala, the poet Benjamin Zephaniah and guests including Malorie Blackman as part of the launch for his new print editorial #MerkyBooks, which is a partnership with Penguin.

Journalist Dan Hancox, who wrote a book about the history of dirt, participated in the event and tweeted: "This evening at the Barbican Stormzy revealed that the much-discussed scholarship he is funding at Cambridge Uni has been proposed for the first time at the University of Oxford, and they told about getting lost ?! Incredible. "

The University of Oxford said: "We admire Stormzy's commitment to inspire and support black students to succeed in higher education.

"We have not received or refused any offers or proposals to fund university scholarships in Oxford."

"We contacted Stormzy representatives today to make it clear that we would like the opportunity to work together to inspire students from African-Caribbean heritage to study at Oxford."

The Stormzy scholarship will pay the tuition fees of two students, which the rapper announced on a day of A-level results at his old school in South London.

The program will also provide a maintenance grant for a four-year degree program for two students this year and two more in 2019.

"It's very important for black students, in particular, to be aware that 100% may be an option for attending a university of this caliber," said the rapper when he announced the grant study in August.

"We are a minority, the playing field is not a level for us and it is essential that all potential students are given the same opportunity."

His plans come after the University of Cambridge has been criticized for not admitting black students from 2012 to 2016 – and only 58 in 2017.

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Stormzy's book Stand up, on the history of his life and success so far, it is now available.


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