Australia’s La Trobe University is rolling out a new scholarship named after the Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan. The scholarship is meant for PhD students, and the student who receives this award would be called a ‘Shri Amitabh Bachchan scholar’. It will be given to Indians opting to study any subject relevant to India, including media, philosophy and films. The four-year scholarship will be worth $25,000.
The University will also honor Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan next month with the La Trobe University Global Citizenship Award.