Students across the West Midlands have a life-changing opportunity to apply for a fully paid-for degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), with the launch of the Millennium Point Charitable Trust Scholarship 2023.
Applications opened on Monday 9 January 2023 and close on Friday 17 March, so if you know any family or friends who would be interested, they have have until then to apply.
The programme, now in its ninth year, offers one lucky undergraduate complete funding for their degree, from a choice of over 20 courses at the faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment at Birmingham City University (BCU).
The scholarship is the flagship initiative from the Millennium Point Charitable Trust, and is fully funded by the charity.
All of the commercial activity that takes place in the Millennium Point building feeds back into the Millennium Point Charitable Trust, enabling the charity to donate, invest and facilitate more than £3.25m to STEM related organisations, projects and initiatives in the West Midlands, during 2022.
Asima Adnan from Dudley, the 2021 Scholarship winner (pictured above), is currently in her second year of studying for a degree in Planning at BCU.
She commented: “Winning the scholarship was a wonderful surprise. It allowed me as a single mom to concentrate on building myself as a strong academic individual rather than to worry about how to financially pay back for what I have achieved. Millennium Point has given me the financial and emotional support I need to continue progressing into achieving my degree.”
Applications are only being accepted from students in the West Midlands region, who cannot already be studying for an undergraduate degree.
Submissions are particularly being encouraged from traditionally marginalised groups in the field of STEM. For more information, visit www.millenniumpoint.org.uk/scholarship
Millennium Point Charitable Trust opened in 2001 and is the largest landmark millennium project in England, outside of London. Inside, it is home to unique event spaces including a 350-capacity auditorium, flexible workspaces, meeting rooms and offices, and tenants, including ThinkTank and Birmingham City University (BCU). All of the commercial activity that takes place in the Millennium Point building feeds back into the Millennium Point Charitable Trust, enabling the charity to donate, invest and facilitate more than £3.25m to STEM-related organisations, projects and initiatives in the West Midlands, during 2022. Situated opposite the new HS2 Curzon Street Station, Millennium Point and the Millennium Point Trust champion and facilitate meetings and partnerships between businesses, educators and the next generation of STEM leaders across the region.