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Do you want to design bridges, produce the next wicked soundtrack, film or design the next best-selling video game? Then we want to hear from you. We’ve partnered with Birmingham City University to give one lucky winner each year to receive a fully funded undergraduate degree at their Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment.

We get it, you’ve got a lot on your plate and something like this may seem a bit daunting at first – that’s why this page is here to help you.

What are we asking for?

Download and fill out the application form. Answer the fours questions as honestly as you can. We are looking for someone who is passionate about their subject, hardworking and, above all, this prize should make a big difference to them.

Can you apply?

To be considered for the scholarship you’ll need to download and complete the application and then submit to  – if you don’t complete both steps your application won’t be counted. You’ll also need to make an application through UCAS to BCU for your chosen course before the deadline of 5 pm 31st January 2021.

You’ll need to meet the below criteria:

  • You live in theWest Midlands Combined Authority the United Kingdom. We do not accept international applications.
  • You are 18 by, and looking to start an undergraduate degree in, September 2021.
  • Be available to participate in the second stage in March 2021
  • Your chosen course is an undergraduate at BCU’s Faculty for Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment.
  • You meet the entry requirements for your chosen course – you can find this out on the BCU website.
  • You have completed your application and submitted it by 31st January 2021.

Why do you want to study your chosen degree?


For this, we ask that your answer includes what interests you about your chosen degree; what career path you want to take with your degree, and that value the degree will add to your life. In short, we’re looking for you to demonstrate your passion and ambition for the subject, and the impact that your degree will have on you.

What have you personally done to improve your knowledge or gain experience in your chosen STEM area?


“STEM” is the umbrella term to describe science, technology, engineering and maths. In this question, we’re looking for evidence of your passion and interest in the subject outside of formal education. For example, if you want to do study coding, have you worked on any personal projects? Taken part in hackathons? Maybe you’ve taught yourself Python. If you want to study civil engineering then maybe you’ve designed your own suspension bridge? Taken part in an afterschool engineering club or competition?

It doesn’t have to be a big thing, even if it’s learning in your own time or having a family member already in that chosen career who you actively approached for a greater understanding. Show us that you are passionate and have an invested interest in your subject.

What personal qualities do you have that will make you a positive STEM practitioner once you have completed your degree?


We’re looking for an answer that shows you want to make an impact in your chosen career. Whether that’s making a breakthrough or changing the industry landscape to be more inclusive.

Why should you be the winner of the Millennium Point Scholarship award?


What achievements are you most proud of? These could be academic, practical or personal. Perhaps you hold a position of responsibility in or out of school, or have undertaken work experience or voluntary work, do you have a hobby that’s allowed you to shine? Do you have a plan for the future? What’s that one problem in the world right now that you’re itching to solve? What is it that you like to achieve, and how do you think you’d use the knowledge and experience you’ll gain through the scholarship to help get there?

And how would a free degree change your life outside of reducing student debts? Would this scholarship give you opportunities that you wouldn’t have had? How do you think that you could benefit from the support the scholarship offers and public speaking and team building?

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