Why did Taylor Swift give money to student Vitoria Mario?

TAYLOR Swift is known for her amazing songs that have thrilled fans for years.

But the 30-year-old singer is also renowned for her huge bank balance and even bigger heart.

Why did Taylor Swift give money to student Vitoria Mario?

Taylor helped pay for A-Level student Vitoria tuition fees.

It was after she was forced to launch a fundraiser to keep her university hopes alive after finding out she wasn't eligible to receive a student loan.

After giving the generous donation, she added: "Vitoria, I came across your story online and am so inspired by your drive and dedication to turning your dreams into reality.

"I want to gift you the rest of your goal amount. Good luck with everything you do! Love, Taylor."

How much money did Taylor Swift donate?

Taylor gave Vitoria a whopping £23,373.

She donated on the teen's GoFundMe page.

The singer donated over half of the teen's target of £40,000 – which is set to cover living expenses, accommodation and academic equipment whilst at university.

The 18-year-old said: "My mind has been blown.

"I was wondering how to reach enough people to hit my goal and now this miracle has happened.

"I'm just over the moon."

Taylor has an estimated fortune of $400million – just under £358million.

Who is Vitoria Mario?

Vitoria is an 18-year-old from Tottenham, north London,

She secured two A*s and an A in her A-Levels last week and, thanks to Taylor, will now study Maths at Warwick University.

Vitoria moved to the UK when she was 13, migrating from Portugal – however, she wasn't given a student loan because she was not granted 'Home' status.

Also ineligible for a scholarship she had hoped for, Vitoria was stuck between finding other means to get to university or not going at all.

When she moved to the UK four years ago, Vitoria couldn't speak a word of English, but nonetheless scored top marks in her GCSEs and A-Levels.

Vitoria, whose dad passed away when she was 10 and mother and siblings still live in Portugal, hopes to make the most of the opportunity and make her family proud.

When has Taylor Swift donated money before?

This is not the first time Taylor Swift has donated money to good causes across the globe.

In 2015, Swift donated over $50,000 towards treatment for a cancer-stricken toddler.

She also gave £770,000 to the Louisiana flood relief fund in 2016, when more than 40,000 homes were destroyed.

Earlier this year, the singer gave money to fans fundraising for their local church, bringing in items for black families in need in Minneapolis.

In 2018, she also donated over $15,000 to a family in Utah who needed their medical bills covered.

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