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Redditch girl set to attend university for free after winning scholarship

Harry Leach 24th Apr, 2019

A 17-year-old girl from Redditch has been named the winner of this year’s Millennium Point Trust Scholarship programme.

Laura Avis secured a fully-paid-for degree in Film Production Technology at Birmingham City University after presenting her work to a panel of judges during a live final event at Millennium Point.

Laura, whose chosen topic was ‘how cinematography is perceived’, said: “Winning is a dream come true and I’m so grateful to be given this incredible opportunity to kickstart my career.

“It’s important young people are aware of the wide range of exciting Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics-related careers, also known as STEM, which are available to them.

“My course is a good example of this because it combines the art of film with intricate technological detail.

“I can’t wait to get started.”

The scholarship programme, now in its fifth year, saw a record number of applicants apply.

The initiative from the Millennium Point Charitable Trust is fully funded by the charity, which in 2018 invested more than £4.8m in STEM-related organisations and projects in the West Midlands.

Rebecca Delmore, commercial director of Millennium Point, said: “I’d like to say a huge congratulations to all of the finalists.

“The level of passion for their chosen topic, as well as the knowledge and enthusiasm that was shown on the night, was phenomenal – not to mention the courage that is needed to stand on stage and present to a panel of five industry leaders.

“There is no doubt that all five of these talented individuals have very bright futures ahead of them.”

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