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Weʼre raising £12,500 to help fund the Attagirls Molly Rose Pilot Scholarship

Broadway, Worcestershire

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A Private Pilot's Licence for a Young Woman to Start a Career in Aviation

Created by Aetheris Publishing and supported by the new book Attagirls and the upcoming feature film, the Attagirls Molly Rose Pilot Scholarship (AMRPS) is an initiative to encourage young women to consider a career in aviation and particularly as a pilot. The scholarship awards a full Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) to an individual who has demonstrated an interest in flying as a career. The scholarship also offers funding for travel and accommodation to the scholarship winner.

The AMRPS is the only scholarship in the UK which offers full funding for the PPL plus travel & accommodation.

The scholarship is named after 22-year-old Molly Rose (neé Marshall), the heroine aviatrix whose incredible life story inspired the book and film Attagirls, which are based on her time in the Air Transport Auxiliary (‘ATA’) during World War II. Molly was not afraid to embrace any challenge and she achieved her pilot's licence whilst still a teenager. We hope that Molly's story will inspire other young women to learn how to become a pilot.

​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. Marshall of Cambridge also owns Cambridge Aero Club which was founded in 1930 by Molly Rose’s brother Arthur (later Sir Arthur) Marshall. Cambridge Aero Club has kindly offered to provide the PPL training for the person awarded the scholarship in Year 1 (2021).

The Attagirls Molly Rose Pilot Scholarship is managed by a Board of Trustees whose intention is to develop the initiative in the coming years to offer opportunities in the commercial sector, encouraging more sponsorship and donations together with corporate involvement in the world of aviation. The Board is responsible for creating the framework within which the scholarship operates and is collectively responsible for its direction, promotion and oversight, ensuring its long-term success.

Our fundraising campaign will ensure that this scholarship continues long into the future, offering other young girls the opportunity to step onto the aviation career ladder, and to change the female-to-male ratio of a profession which is currently male-dominated.

More details at Attagirls Molly Rose Pilot Scholarship

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    Paul Olavesen-Stabb

    Paul Olavesen-Stabb

    Broadway, Worcestershire

    Paul was born in England and is a film producer, writer and partner at Aetheris Films and Aetheris Publishing and with a film & TV career spanning the UK, Norway, USA and Caribbean. Paul is the author of the book Attagirls and the producer of the upcoming feature film.

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