Stormzy Donates £9,000 To A Student To Study In Harvard
Stormzy has made one fan’s dreams come closer to reality after donating £9,000 to help fund her course at Harvard University.
South London student Fiona Asiedu started a Crowdfunding page in a bid to raise the £12,000 she needed to complete a Masters degree in human development and psychology at the famed US institute, after completing her undergrad in experimental psychology at the University of Oxford.
“As a young black woman, from an inner city, working class background, this is such an amazing opportunity,” she said alongside her petition, which is called #SW2Harvard .
“Ultimately, I believe that this will encourage young people from similar backgrounds to aspire for greatness and reach their full potential! I really do hope that I am able to make my vision into a reality WITH YOUR HELP!
But she had no idea the plea for help would reach grime superstar Stormzy ’s attention or go viral after he pledged a generous £9,000 to help Fiona reach her target.
Stormzy saw Fiona’s request when a friend of the student’s sent him a tweet asking if he’d be able to help with the fundraising – Stormzy replied by not only retweeting the appeal but also dipping into his own pocket.