Get your children to apply for the Millennium Point Trust Scholarship, which aims to build confidence and appetite for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers in the West Midlands. To apply they must be 17 or over and live in the West Midlands Combined Authority. This must be their first undergraduate degree and should be started in September 2021. For more information see our “help“ section.
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.
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.
We can schedule a call or a meeting with you or any students interested in applying for this life-changing opportunity.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 202 2219 to get started