30 May 2023
A new scholarship for a Private Private’s Licence called the Attagirls Molly Rose Pilot Scholarship is now in its second season and applications are just about to open.
It’s an initiative to encourage young women to consider a career in aviation particularly as a pilot. Now in its second season, the scholarship awards training for a full Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) to an individual who has demonstrated an interest in flying as a career.
The scholarship is named after Molly Rose (neé Marshall), the heroine aviatrix whose life story inspired the book and film Attagirls, which are based on her time in the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) during World War II.
“We are extremely grateful for the support of Marshall of Cambridge which was founded in 1909 by Molly’s father and is a private, family owned group,” said a statement from Aetheris Publishing which started the scholarship.
“Marshall of Cambridge provided funding for both the inaugural 2021-22 scholarship and for the current 2023-24 scholarship.
“We are also grateful for our cooperation with the British Women Pilots’ Association (BWPA) who kindly agreed to provided funding towards the inaugural scholarship. The BWPA also assists with the vetting of applications and selection of candidates.”
The application window for the 2023-24 scholarship is 1 June to 30 November 2023. Flying training for the winning applicant will take place during the summer of 2024 at Cambridge Aero Club. It will covers all aspects of flying training (up to 45 hours) to the issue of a PPL.
Applications are invited from young women from all backgrounds, aged between 17 and 24.
Candidates invited for interview must pass a Class 1 medical, and make their own arrangements to attend the interview in Cambridge in person.