We’re looking to collaborate with businesses and professionals on the Millennium Point Trust Scholarship, which aims to build confidence and appetite for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers in the West Midlands.
The Millennium Point Trust Scholarship aims to encourage diversity and engagement with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Each year, the Millennium Point Charitable Trust will fully fund one undergraduate degree at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. Following an initial application, we select up to five finalists to compete in a live final, presenting on current topics relating to their chosen industry in the context of the West Midlands.
The winner has their undergraduate tuition fees
fully-paid by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust for three years and all five finalists will have opportunities for growth and personal development as alumni of the competition, to ensure that they are supported in making the first steps in their career in the West Midlands.
The Millennium Point Charitable Trust owns the 46,450 sqm landmark Millennium Point building on Curzon street in the eastside of Birmingham City Centre (opposite the future Curzon Railway). Profits from our commercial activity as a landmark public building and multi-award-winning conference and events venue feedback into the charitable trust, enabling it to donate and invest in STEM-related organisations, projects and initiatives.
We’re the Millennium Point Charitable Trust – profits from our commercial activity as a conference and events venue and landmark public building in the Eastside of Birmingham city centre are invested in projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of STEM and education in the West Midlands. The Millennium Point Trust Scholarship is our flagship initiative alongside our small grants programme.
In 2018, Millennium Point Charitable Trust contributed £4.8m to STEM in the West Midlands through our charitable outputs. In 2019, our charity was awarded ‘Third Sector Organisation of the Year’ at the Birmingham Post Business Awards and named in Mills & Reeve’s Innovation 50 for our work in the region.
Supporting young people from diverse backgrounds isn’t just a ‘nice’ thing your business can do; it’s an opportunity for your business to make a meaningful impact and be on the forefront of change in the social and economic landscape of Birmingham and the wider region.
You’ll have opportunities to expand your networks and widen your CSR through Millennium Point and you might even meet the future talent who will be instrumental to innovating your business.
Laura, formerly of Bounrveville College, won the scholarship in 2019 and is now studying BSc (Hons) Film Production Technology at BCU. We caught up with her at the end of her first term to find out more about her experience with the scholarship.
It’s been estimated that 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been invented yet. Currently, there is a shortfall of 173,000 skilled workers as 89% of STEM businesses struggle to recruit. New STEM roles expected to double in the next 10 years: businesses warn of economic impact if skills shortage continues. STEM skills are not limited to STEM businesses but encompass the entire working landscape.
The scholarship aims to encourage young people to consider STEM careers by making them more accessible, particularly to those traditionally marginalised by income, race, gender and sexuality. It’s our belief that by eliminating these barriers we are increasing the potential talent pool exponentially.
We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you to spread the word. Tell parents, young people, teachers, colleagues – anyone and everyone. The more people who know about the project, the bigger it gets and the more impact we can make together. Below you’ll also find links to some useful assets to help you.
Whether it’s offering feedback on presentations
or general career advice to mentorship and work placements, every little bit counts.
Please email email@example.com or call 0121 202 2219 to get started