Zara Phillips launches Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship

Article by Christian A., on May 10, 2013

A new engineering scholarship program was announced by Zara Phillips at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The second-eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II said that the Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship will give a £9,000 scholarship to three female students or apprentices who want to enter a career or take advanced studies in engineering.

The recipients will also get mentoring support from Land Rover senior engineers as well as WISE representatives. During the launch, Zara mentioned the inspiration she got from her grandmother and her mother in persuading young females to consider an engineering career. It can be recalled that in 1945 when the Queen was only 18 and was then known as Princess Elizabeth, she voluntarily joined the ATS.

She enlisted as a Subaltern but towards the end of the war, she had progressed to the rank of Junior Commander after having completed course No. 1 at the Mechanical Training Center of the ATS. To become a fully qualified driver, she was trained to repair a car, which includes basic engine maintenance and changing the wheel.

Princess Anne has been supporting WISE which pushes organizations to inspire women and girls to pursue fulfilling careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Zara also said that due to the ATS’ success, the UK has a growing population of women in engineering.

She said that the Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship gives young women the chance for their career to progress. She also said that she will compete with both men and women in the Three Day Eventing world.

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