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We’re looking to collaborate with businesses and professionals on the MP Trust Scholarship, which aims to build confidence and an appetite for STEM careers in the West Midlands.

What is the Scholarship?

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.

Why Should Your Business Get Involved?

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 the West Midlands.

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.

Why is it Important?

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.

How does the work Millennium Point Charitable Trust do affect this?

The Millennium Point Charitable Trust invest over £4.5 million each year to support the growth of STEM education in the West Midlands. The Millennium Point Trust Scholarship breaks down barriers and creates a more accessible route to a STEM career. Our charity also works closely with industry and educators to bridge the disconnect between STEM talent and STEM employers.

Where Does The Money Come From?

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.

Did you know not-for-profits can apply for a grant of up to £20,000 from Millennium Point?

How Can Your Business Get Involved?

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.

Get in touch with our team

Whether it’s offering feedback on presentations
or general career advice to mentorship and work placements, every little bit counts.

Just email us at scholarshipapplications@millenniumpoint.org.uk or call 0121 202 2212.

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Contact our Trust Team

Got a question about your scholarship application? Want to see if your eligible for an MP Trust Grant?

Complete the form on the right and a member of our MP Trust team will be in touch with a response within 48 hours.