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The Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship

The Range Rover Evoque WISE scholarship ran for three years from 2013 to 2015.

This scheme is now closed.

The Range Rover Evoque WISE scholarship was an exciting collaboration between Jaguar Land Rover and WISE offering sponsorship to women starting an engineering degree course at a UK University or starting an engineering apprenticeship. The scheme supported young women in the UK to access the opportunity to enjoy the rewards of an engineering career.

The undergraduate scholarship winners received £1000 per year for three years of their studies, the offer of a mentor from Jaguar Land Rover and a mentor from WISE and the offer of a summer placement at Jaguar Land Rover.

The apprentice scholarship winners received £1000 per year, a mentor from WISE (with approval of your organisation) and various opportunities to inspire more girls to take on apprenticeships in STEM. 

As well as evidence of commitment to a career in engineering, the judges looked for young women who will inspire the next generation of girls to follow in their footsteps.


2015 Winners and Shortlist

Range Rover Evoque WISE Undergraduate Scholarship

WINNER: Temilolu Danso, Mechanical Engineering student, Plymouth University

Shortlisted: Laura McElhinney, Mechanical Engineering student, Queen’s University Belfast
Shortlisted: Abigail Parker, Aerospace Technology student, Coventry University

Range Rover Evoque WISE Apprentice Scholarship

WINNER: Emily Swatton, Mechanical Engineering Advanced Apprentice, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

Shortlisted: Sophie Judge, Advanced Engineering Apprentice, Royal Mail
Shortlisted:Frida Nzaba, Manufacturing Engineering Level 4 Apprenticeship, Rolls-Royce plc

Read more about the winners and shortlist

2014 Winners

2014 winners Chloe Adams-Pickford (centre left) and Ruby Holmes (centre right)

Selected by a panel of judges from over 100 entries, both Chloe and Ruby demonstrated an extraordinarily high level of passion and eagerness to take their first steps into the exciting world of engineering. Through a process of interviews and presentations, both young women exhibited the determination required to succeed in such a competitive field.

Read the press release

2013 Winner

Harriet Vickers, winner of the scholarship in 2013 and meeting Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at the WISE Awards 2013

Harriet Vickers, who won the first Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship in 2013, is studying general engineering at Durham University and has already been active in her role as an ambassador and role model, inspiring other girls with her passion for the subject. Harriet said, at the WISE student colloquium, “People think engineering is ‘blokey’ because they don’t understand what engineering is”.It is not about proving yourself, but showing that it is possible. Stereotypes and preconceptions, you have to show they aren’t true."

Read the press release

Background to the Scholarship

Zara Phillips launched the scholarship in May 2013. 

Read the news article about the launch of the scholarship in May 2013

Zara Phillips seen here following in the footsteps of her Grandmother, the Queen, an ATS volunteer in World War II.

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