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Zara Phillips launches Range Rover Evoque scholarship

ZARA Phillips visited the Royal Windsor Horse Show to announce a new engineering scholarship programme.

ZARA Phillips visited the Royal Windsor Horse Show to announce a new engineering scholarship programme.

The Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship will provide a £9,000 bursary to three female students or apprentices who would like to explore a career or further studies in engineering.

In addition the winners will be provided with mentoring support from both Land Rover senior engineers and WISE representatives.

In launching the campaign Zara spoke about how inspiring both her grandmother and her mother were in encouraging young women to consider a career in engineering.

The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, joined the ATS at her own insistence in 1945, aged 18. Having enlisted as a Subaltern, the Queen progressed by the end of the war to the rank of Junior Commander after completing course No. 1 at the Mechanical Training Centre of the ATS. As part of her training to become a fully qualified driver, the then Princess had to learn how to fix a car, including changing the wheel and basic engine maintenance.

Princess Anne is the patron of WISE which helps organisations to inspire women and girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as pathways to exciting and fulfilling careers.

 

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