Millennium Point Scholarship

WHY SHOULD I ENTER?

To be in with the chance of securing a free undergraduate degree. That's over £27,000 worth of tuition fees for free.

We'll ensure you walk away with a whole host of new skills, including team building and public speaking. You'll be oozing confidence. 

You'll also get the opportunity to engage with some of the biggest STEM businesses in the West Midlands.

And it won't look too shabby on your CV.

WHAT ARE THE TIMELINES?

We want to make sure you have plenty of time to complete your application whilst you study and apply to University. With a week to apply for the Scholarship after the UCAS deadline, there’s plenty of time for everything.

  • 31 January - Scholarship applications close
  • 12 February - Scholarship shortlist announced
  • Early March - Practical stage of the final held
  • Mid March - Live stage of the final held

HOW DO I APPLY?

First, fill in our quick online form. This will allow us to double check that you meet the requirements of the scholarship before you apply.

You'll then be sent a simple application form. You'll need to include your UCAS personal statement, and answer a short question about why you should be considered for this prestigious scholarship. 

With a panel of industry judges, we'll shortlist the finalists, who will be invited along to the two exciting final stages.

WHY ARE THERE TWO FINAL STAGES?

We know that speaking in front of a live audience can be daunting, so we want to ensure all students are able to showcase their strongest abilities.

The practical stage of the final will include a hands-on group activity, allowing applicants to learn new skills, meet new people, and engage with reputable STEM businesses. The activity will be filmed (and we'll give you some extra film training too!) and will form the introduction to the live final.

CAN ANY SCHOOL, ACADEMY OR COLLEGE ENTER?

As long as you're based in the West Midlands - yes! 

The Millennium Point Scholarship is designed to encourage diversity of thought and opinion within the STEM agenda and ensure that top talent is developed and retained in the West Midlands. The scholarship ensures that nobody is excluded from a great future and the chance to make a difference because of background, financial circumstances or other barriers.

Please note that all applicants must meet the following qualifying criteria:

  • Year 13 student (or equivalent) looking to study at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment 
  • Have made an application to Birmingham City University, with the intention to start your first year of study in September 2018 
  • Demonstrate a commitment and desire to study in Birmingham

DO TEACHERS NEED TO REGISTER STUDENTS?

No, students can register themselves, but teachers, school staff and parents can register students if they wish.

Staff from schools, colleges or academies can register applicants, parents, or applicants can register directly on our Apply page. Participants including schools, teachers and students agree to the publication of their digital work, photographs and video images. Participation in the scholarship acknowledges agreement of these conditions. 

IS THERE SUPPORT FOR APPLICANTS?

Yes, we'll give you advice on developing your entry, with further support given to shortlisted applicants around presenting skills and public speaking. We'll also give shortlisted applicants access to a mentor, helping you to get the most out of the experience.

HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

Simply get in touch with us by emailing [email protected]