With humble beginnings in the Midlands, nurturing the talent in the Second City has always been something close to our hearts here at Superdream. Which is why we were delighted to assist the Millennium Point Trust on their fifth annual scholarship programme.
The Millennium Point Trust Scholarship programme offers one young person a fully paid-for degree, from a choice of courses at the Faculty of Computing, Engineering, and the Built Environment at Birmingham City University.
The live final was held at Millennium Point in Birmingham on 27th March 2019, in the stunning 350-seat Auditorium. And this year’s winner is…. 17-year-old Laura Avis from Redditch!
Laura, who was one of five finalists and had to present to a top panel of industry judges and a live audience, is set to begin her degree in Film Production Technology this autumn.
She said: *“Winning the Millennium Point Trust Scholarship is a dream come true, and I’m so grateful to be given this incredible opportunity to kickstart my career.
“It’s important that young people are aware of the wide range of exciting STEM-related careers that are available to them, and I am keen to tackle the misconceptions surrounding the subject. My chosen degree course is a proven example of this, as it combines the art of film with the intricate technological detail that is also required in this line of work, and I can’t wait to get started.
“I'm very proud of all the other finalists. They are all so passionate about their chosen subjects and I wish them the very best of luck in their careers for the future.”
The scholarship, which is available annually and is open to any West Midlands-based applicant aged 18+ on September 1st, reinforces Millennium Point Charitable Trust’s objectives of supporting STEM projects across the region.
Well done Lucy and all the finalists! This year, the Millennium Point Trust saw a record-number of entries, and they all faced stiff competition to make it as far as they did. All five finalists will continue to receive coaching and support from the Trust.
Superdream’s PR and Content team were delighted to support Millennium Point on the 2019 scholarship awards. We helped generate press coverage in the run-up to the awards, and the team was also on hand to help at the event itself.
Well done guys, great work!