Millennium Point launches 2024 scholarship programme
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 8 January and 8 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 (pictured) 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.”
For those interested in the 2024 Scholarship programme, the application window is now open.