DJ Cuppy announces £100000 (N57.5M) scholarship to support African students

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Popular Nigerian disc jockey, Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola better known as DJ Cuppy has announced the creation of of the Cuppy Africa Scholars Fund.

DJ Cuppy who recently celebrates her graduation from the University of Oxford after bagging third degree made this announcement today, April 3rd, 2023 via her verified IG page.

The fund, totalling £100,000, will allow African graduate students at the University of Oxford to access funding for unexpected and urgent financial needs. It will also allow scholars to ‘undertake activities that will ensure the pursuit of excellence’.

DJ Cuppy a Master’s Degree holder in African Studies at the University of Oxford said; ‘I saw first-hand the variances in university life experiences for students originating from my continent, Africa. The fundamental role that the Cuppy Fund will play is to narrow resource gaps for those who need it the most so they can fully commit to pursuing the education they deserve.’

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The fund will support the previously established Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx), working across the University ‘to make engagement with Africa a strategic priority for Oxford’. The initiative pushes for more African students to pursue graduate degrees at the University, and the gift will allow it to ‘meet the needs of the most vulnerable students’, including students with any form of disability or caring responsibilities.

Dr Anne Makena, co-director of AfOx, stated

‘We are absolutely delighted that Cuppy is so generously supporting African graduate students here at Oxford. We both share the experience of being African graduate students at Oxford and it is a great honour for AfOx to partner with Cuppy to address some of the unique challenges that African students might encounter during their time at Oxford.’ Makena also expressed her wish that the fund would empower graduate students to ‘continue on to remarkable careers as champions of development in African countries and globally.’

DJ Cuppy via her verified IG page wrote below 👇

“Proud to launch the Cuppy Africa Oxford Fund! 🎓🎀🌍 I just graduated from Oxford_Uni and so this partnership means a lot to me… This £100,000 gift is in support of African Graduate students. It aims to support future leaders from the continent by enabling them to access the necessary skills, resources and networks to maximise their impact. Over the next 10 years, my hope is to support those in their education journeys and reach their full potential during their time at Oxford and beyond 🙏🏾🕊️ #CuppyCares.”

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