The essential journalist news source
Millennium Point launches its 2024 Scholarship Programme

Millennium Point launches its 2024 Scholarship Programme: A decade of empowering STEM futures

Millennium Point has launched its 2024 Scholarship Programme. Building on a decade of Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education and careers, the life-changing programme offers one aspiring student the chance to pursue a fully-funded degree at Birmingham City University (BCU).

The Millennium Point Scholarship Programme, in partnership with Birmingham City University's Faculty of Computing, Engineering, and the Built Environment, is open to applications between 8th January and 8th March. The programme is renowned for covering tuition fees and providing mentoring across a diverse range of courses in computing, digital technology, and engineering. It stands as a beacon of opportunity for aspiring STEM students in the West Midlands region, particularly for those from underrepresented backgrounds.

Millennium Point remains committed to enhancing diversity and inclusivity in STEM. The programme not only provides financial support but also emphasises the importance of empowering young talents from all walks of life, thereby contributing to a more diverse and innovative future in STEM.

Abbie Vlahakis, CEO of Millennium Point, reflects on the significance of the scholarship: “As we celebrate a decade of the Millennium Point Scholarship Programme, our focus remains steadfast on nurturing the next generation of STEM leaders. In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, it's crucial to support and encourage young minds to pursue careers in STEM, ensuring a robust and diverse talent pool for the future.”

In 2023, Safa Bibi from Small Heath was the worthy winner of the Millennium Point Scholarship. A passionate advocate for women in STEM, Safa is now studying for a degree in Computer Science at BCU. Speaking about the scholarship, Safa said: “Winning the scholarship has made me feel seen and heard by more than just my community of family and friends, so I feel like I can do more and achieve more. I hope that me winning the scholarship empowers other women and ethnic minorities to start applying for scholarships and these roles in STEM.”

Applications for the scholarship close on Friday 8th March 2024.

More information about the scholarship programme:

To be considered for the 2024 Millennium Point Scholarship Programme, applicants must meet specific eligibility criteria. Candidates should reside within the West Midlands Combined Authority area. The programme does not accept international applications. Applicants must be at least 18 years old by September 2024 and planning to commence an undergraduate course at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering, and the Built Environment.

About Millennium Point:

Opened in 2001, Millennium Point is the largest landmark millennium project in England, outside of London. Inside, it is home to unique event spaces including a 350-capacity auditorium, flexible workspaces, meeting rooms and offices, and tenants, including Thinktank and Birmingham City University (BCU). 

Situated opposite the new HS2 Curzon Street Station, Millennium Point and the Millennium Point Trust champion and facilitate meetings and partnerships between businesses, educators and the next generation of STEM leaders across the region.