Birmingham Student Patrick Mezzano Awarded Life-Changing Scholarship From Millennium Point

Patrick Mezzano from Ward End has been chosen as the lucky recipient of the 2024 Millennium Point Scholarship. Patrick has been awarded a fully funded degree at Birmingham City University thanks to the Millennium Point Trust. Patrick is the tenth local student to benefit from the trust and university’s scholarship scheme which is funded by Millennium Point’s work as an award-winning events and business destination.

A record number of students applied for this year’s Millennium Point Scholarship, but Patrick stood out with his passion for finding solutions to the national housing crisis. He wowed judges with his vision for creating affordable housing for all. Thanks to the Scholarship, he is now closer to making his ideas a reality with a funded degree in Real Estate.

Patrick commented: “I am over the moon to have won the Millennium Point Scholarship! I am really excited about starting my degree in Real Estate, and hopefully using it to help other young people whose housing ambitions have been impacted by the current financial crisis.”

This year marks 10 years of the Millennium Point Scholarship. Alongside Birmingham City University, the Millennium Point Trust has been transforming the lives of students for a decade, empowering them to make their mark on the world. Patrick is the latest winner of the scholarship and follows last year’s winner Safa Bibi, who is about to complete her first year studying for a degree in Computer Science. 2024 Scholarship finalists, Joe Paddock, Jordan Badger, Benyamin Bansal and Shahzeb Khan, were also awarded laptops by the Trust to help with their further studies.

Millennium Point CEO and Scholarship judge Abbie Vlahakis stated: “I am delighted that Patrick is this year’s winner and that we can support him in making his dream a reality. Patrick embodies everything that Millennium Point stands for with his passion for using his education to transform the lives of those around him. I can’t wait to see what Patrick achieves with his degree, and I’m thrilled that Millennium Point could enable an exciting academic future for him.”

For those interested in the 2025 Scholarship programme, further information on how to apply or get involved can be found at

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