CALLING ALL TEACHERS: You could win £2,000 for your School or College in the West Midlands

Published 27/11/2019
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The Millennium Point Charitable Trust will award £2,000 to one school or college in the West Midlands as part of our 2020 scholarship programme.

The school or college that provides the most applicants for our 2020 scholarship programme will be awarded £2,000 to enhance their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) curriculum. The incentive forms part of a wider campaign to promote the initiative, which received a record number of applications in 2019.

Scholarship finalists in 2019 from left to right Jerome, Laura, Moses, Feargus and Caitlin.

How does it work?
All you have to do is encourage your students aged 17+ to apply for the scholarship programme. As part of the application, students will tell us what school or college they’re applying from and we’ll keep track of the number of applicants form each school or college in the West Midlands. Once the application window is over we’ll tally up the scores and award the school or college that provided the most applicants £2,000 to be spent on enhancing their STEM curriculum.

You can visit our resource page to learn more about the competition and download promotional material to share within your school or college. You can also request a promotional pack to be sent directly to you which contains posters and leaflets, or a visit from our team by getting in touch with us on

What’s the scholarship?

Open now until 31st January 2020, the Millennium Point Scholarship pays for one young person’s undergraduate tuition fees at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. Now in its sixth year, the competition is open to young people aged 17+ in the West Midlands. It’s a two-stage competition designed to build confidence and showcase rising talent in the region, with a live final held at Millennium Point in March. Finalists are given skills development workshops to build their confidence, leadership and public speaking skills as part of the competition, as well as opportunities to meet employers and build their own networks in their chosen industry.  The competition was won in 2019 by, then 17-year-old, Laura Avis from Bourneville College. Laura is now in her first year at the faculty studying a BSc (Hons) Film Production Technology, and in a recent interview urged young people “Don’t be scared, just apply!”.

Whether you’re a teacher, parent or know a school or college, this is an opportunity not to be missed! Head on over to this page for more information and resources to get you started.

Students looking to apply can start their application today by visiting

We’re a landmark public building and award-winning events and conference venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which promote the growth of STEM and education within the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. For more information on our charitable work, please visit our charity page. You can follow Millennium Point on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram with @millenniumpoint.


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