Your Complete Guide to Scholarships

Published 19/01/2023
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Going to university can be really expensive and it can be really hard to fund your university experience. However, scholarships are a great way to help students by supporting them financially. 

If you’re a student and looking for extra financial support during your university years, you may have assumed that you’re not eligible for a scholarship, however you may be surprised at the types of scholarships some organisations offer.

This blog will explore everything you need to know about scholarships and how you can apply.

What is a scholarship?

Scholarships are a form of financial aid given to students to help accelerate their education. They usually come from independent third parties and universities and students don’t need to pay them back.

Who can apply for a scholarship?

There are various reasons why you may be able to apply for a scholarship, including:

  • If you’ve done well in your exams or other academic work.
  • If you have an extracurricular talent such as a musical instrument or sport.
  • If you’re the first person in your family to go to university.
  • If you’re in financial need.
  • If you have a disability.

Types of scholarships you can apply for

It’s often assumed that scholarships are only for typically academic subjects, however this isn’t true. Scholarships are available for a variety of reasons and subjects.

Here are some examples of the types of scholarships available:

  • Academic Excellence Scholarships – Some universities offer money for achieving certain A-level grades to help support students further.
  • Musical Scholarships – offered for those with musical talents.
  • Personal circumstances – This can be based on where you live, where you go to school and what your parents do.
  • Financial need – offers money for those who are in financial need and may not be able to attend university without it.
  • Sporting achievement – Usually offered to those with high achievements in sport to help universities attract the best talent.

Scholarships at Millennium Point 

Millennium Point has partnered with Birmingham City University to give a fully funded Undergraduate degree at their Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment.

Visit our website to apply for the 2023/2024 applications today.

Key dates 

  • Application open date update – 9th January 2023
  • Scholarship Application deadline – 17th March 2023
  • Assessment day at Millennium Point – To be confirmed 

What courses are included?

Multiple courses are included in our scholarship partnership with Birmingham City University, such as:

  • Engineering
  • Built Environment
  • Digital Technology
  • Computing

Are you eligible?

To be eligible for our scholarship you’ll need to meet the following criteria:

  • You live in the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) of the United Kingdom.
  • You will be 18 and looking to start an undergraduate degree in September 2023.
  • Your course is included in our list.
  • You don’t already have an undergraduate or above qualification.
  • You’re not currently studying an undergraduate or above qualification.
  • You meet the entry requirements for your chosen course  – you can find this out on the BCU website.

How can you apply for the scholarship?

You are currently able to apply for the scholarship through our online application form. The form will consist of a few questions about you and why you think you should be chosen for our scholarship in partnership with Birmingham City University

The application process has two stages, with the final stage being an assessment day and the chosen candidate getting their university tuition paid for in the form of a grant.

Visit our website today to learn more about the application process and whether you’re eligible. 

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