Just when we heard Shah Rukh Khan was called as Guest of honor at the prestigious award night at Melbourne called IFFM (Indian Film Festival Melbourne), we also hear that the known International University La Trobe has announced a Ph.D. Scholarship on his name. This scholarship is only for aspiring female research students from India, which will give them a good life-changing opportunity.
The scholarship will function in alliance with SRK’s leadership program on Social Justice and Humanitarian causes. It will be given to Indian female research students for four years that will inspire research in different fields thus helping find a solution in the growing competitive time. The scholarship will help recognize King Khan’s commitment to women empowerment through his NGO called MEER Foundation. As said the students would get a four-year research scholarship that would be around AUD 200,000.
This means it will help the students to avail state-of-the-art facilities in the Melbourne based university called La Trobe University. This announcement was made at the said award night when SRK was the chief guest at it. We also know SRK has been given an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters for his huge charity and a humanitarian cause which include forming his Meer Foundation for empowering and supporting women particularly the one who have been survived acid attacks in India. SRK while expressing his views on it said that he needed to support our female researchers in India for being the advocate for women’s equality and empowerment.