Why do we do it?
Investing in the future of the region is more important than ever before, and that means we want to invest in you! The Millennium Point Trust believes that science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) plays an important role in our day to day lives and has therefore developed a scholarship as part of its ongoing commitment to the growth of STEM talent in the West Midlands.
What’s on offer?
While there’s only one scholarship up for grabs, it’s not just about the winner. Everyone who makes it to the second stage of the application process will benefit too.
Not only will you get a free skills development workshop, support in the second stage of your application and networking opportunities as part the Scholarship alumni, you will also be acquiring vital skills, confidence as well as potential connections that could help get you started on your career path.
The winner will get their tuition fees paid-for their chosen undergraduate degree from BCU’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. They will also receive numerous opportunities to network with industry leaders, be approached for various media opportunities and supported before, during and after their degree.
What’s the application process?
The process of applying is broken into two stages, in the first stage you’ll fill out our online form and submit your answers to the three questions. We’ll then choose up to six finalists to present at a live final in March 2019 – don-t worry, it’s not as scary as it sounds. We make sure you’re fully prepared.
- Monday 15th October 2018 – Applications Open
- Monday 21st January 2019 – Applications Close
- Monday 4th February 2019 – Shortlisted candidates notified
- Wednesday 27th March 2019 – Millennium Point Scholarship Live Final
Can I apply?
Whether you’re thinking of university or not you can apply for the Scholarship as long as you are:
- Aged 18 by 1st September 2019
- Currently living in the West Midlands
- Looking to start an undergraduate degree in September 2019
- Do not currently have an undergraduate or above level qualification
- You are not currently in higher education
Useful tip: You might find it helpful if you have already made a UCAS application with your desired course to Birmingham City University – but this is not mandatory.
What courses can I do?
The scholarship covers any degree offered by Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. There’s a whole range of courses we will fund, from Civil Engineering to Architectural Design, Music Technology to Video Games Design. We’d recommend checking that you meet your chosen course requirements, but if not then don’t let that put you off. If you have any concerns or questions then get in touch with us.
For a full list of courses check out Birmingham City University’s website.