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La Trobe University in Australia sets up scholarship in SRK's name

The Shah Rukh Khan La Trobe University PhD Scholarship aims to inspire female researchers from India to undertake research

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Published: 09th August 2019

Melbourne-based La Trobe University announced a scholarship on Friday in the name of Shah Rukh Khan for aspiring female researchers from India.

The Shah Rukh Khan La Trobe University PhD Scholarship aims to inspire female researchers from India to undertake research to help find solutions to the growing challenges of our time. The four-year PhD scholarship is named after the actor in recognition of his services to women empowerment, through his MEER Foundation.

The university has also awarded Shah Rukh with an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) for his contributions and efforts towards underprivileged children and women's empowerment through Meer Foundation besides his achievements in the Indian entertainment industry.

Pleased with the university's gesture, SRK responded: "As a passionate advocate for women's equality and empowerment, I am delighted that this scholarship will give an Indian woman a chance to pursue research in a field which is likely to lead her towards an exciting and a successful career. I thank the La Trobe University wholeheartedly for giving someone this wonderful opportunity," in a statement.

The candidate will be supported with a four-year research scholarship valued in excess of $200,000 to be completed at La Trobe's state-of-the-art facilities in Melbourne, Australia. 
 

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