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In August 2018, rapper Stormzy announced he was funding a scholarship for two black students attending Cambridge University. Called The Stormzy Scholarship, the program was received with open arms by the university, which has come under fire in the past for low levels of diversity among its students. Stormzy has now revealed, however, that Cambridge wasn't the first college he reached out to.


Apparently, before he found a home for The Stormzy Scholarship at Cambridge, he offered it to Oxford University, who rejected the idea.

According to the rapper:

"We tried Oxford but they didn't want to get involved."

The Guardian reports that Oxford thought Stormzy's scholarship needed more development:

"An Oxford University spokesperson acknowledged that Stormzy had been in contact but said that at the time it was unclear what the proposal was. The university would welcome the chance to work with him, the spokesperson added."


Stormzy has spoken about his scholarship in the past, saying it's a point of pride:

"That is something I take personal pride in. I am always very inspired by that genius and […] people who are smarter than me. Now [that] I am in this position I want to do something for them. […] If you're academically brilliant, don't think because you come from a certain community that studying at one of the highest education institutions in the world isn't possible."

Twitter users could believe Oxford turned down such a great opportunity to improve diversity on campus!


There are many individuals at Oxford who could have benefited greatly from Stormzy's help.


At least Cambridge had the good sense to take the rapper up on his offer.


Let's hope the next time Oxford has the chance to increase its diversity, it doesn't reject it out of hand.

H/T - Uproxx, Fader

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