The rapper has secured a three year partnership with HSBC to boost the existing funding provided by his charity, #Merky Foundation.
The Stormzy Scholarship began in 2018 and has offered financial support for two UK-based Black students a year. To date, six students have received funding through the program.
Stormzy has previously self-funded their education, aiming to address the cultural and racial inequality of students completing courses at one of the world’s top universities.
In light of a new partnership with HSBC worth £2million, the scholarship will be expanded to cover tuition and living costs for thirty black students over the next three years.
Ten Black or mixed-race heritage students will receive £20,000 each year, an amount that will continue throughout the duration of their undergraduate courses.
Announcing the growth of the program, Stormzy said, ‘for 30 more black students to have the opportunity to study at Cambridge – the same year our initial 2018 scholars graduate – feels like an incredible milestone.’
This summer, the first two recipients of the scholarship program graduated with a high 2:1 and 2:1.