Asima Adnan from Dudley has been named the winner of this year’s life-changing Millennium Point Charitable Trust Scholarship, earning her a fully-funded undergraduate degree at Birmingham City University (BCU).
The 37-year-old mum of five is currently studying Social Science and Humanities at Dudley College, with the aim to read for a degree in Planning at Birmingham City University (BCU).
Following a rigorous assessment day earlier this month, which included individual presentations to the panel of five judges, Asima was selected to be the latest lucky recipient of the Millennium Point Trust Scholarship, which has already helped launch the careers of six outstanding STEM students.
Finalists were chosen following a competitive open call for applications from across the West Midlands earlier this year.
“Being told I had won felt amazing – I was shocked and got quite emotional; I couldn’t believe that someone would do something like this for me,” Asima said. “I feel very lucky, knowing how hard everyone has worked to raise this money and then helped me with it, makes me want to work even harder and do well. I know I have the potential to do well, I just needed the opportunity and support.”
“I am so excited and looking forward to the next chapter of my life. I hope I can be an inspiration to everyone who thinks that they can’t do it, because if I can do it, you can too.”
Now in its seventh year, the Millennium Point Trust Scholarship has already funded six inspiring young people from the region through their degrees, including 2017 Sagal Qodah, who has since gone on to graduate with a First Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering.
Each year, the Millennium Point Charitable Trust fully funds an undergraduate degree at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, which covers over 20 different courses across computing, digital technology, engineering and the built environment.
For more information on the scholarship competition, or how to apply for 2022, please visit the Millennium Point Charitable Trust’s website.