Dr Mushtaq A Khan Scholarship
Scholarship Type: Equity
Scholarship Group: B
- $7,500 per year for one year*
*full-time, or part-time equivalent
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder
- new or continuing student
- any undergraduate degree
- be of Pakistani heritage, with either themselves or a parent being born in Pakistan
- demonstrate financial or other hardship as assessed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Dr Mushtaq A Khan
Mushtaq Khan was born in 1938 in a small village near Gujrat in Pakistan. He graduated in 1959 from King Edward Medical College, Lahore and worked at the local Mayo Hospital.
Between 1961 and 1965, Dr Khan trained in the United Kingdom and received an MRCP from the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. Upon returning to Pakistan, Dr Khan established the first Paediatric Departments in three hospitals: Holy Family, Central Government and Poly Clinic. In 1978, he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. Dr Mushtaq Khan has served as Professor of Paediatrics at the Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre in Karachi, and later at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences.
Professor Khan introduced Paediatrics and Child Health in Northern Pakistan. He designed and implemented two ground-breaking projects: Family Health Care and the Rural Child Survival program. He served as the National Coordinator of the Acute Respiratory Infections Control Programme in Pakistan. In addition, he served on the WHO’s Technical Advisory Groups for Polio, Immunization and Diarrhoea Control.
Prof. Mushtaq contributed significantly to Child Health by delivering a series of talks on television and authoring more than 15 books. He currently leads a retired life in Islamabad.
Application and Selection Process
Applications are to be submitted through the Universities Admissions Centre. Shortlisted applicants, as determined by the UAC Equity Ranking, may be required to make a written submission in support of their application.
Further information and how to apply can be found on our Equity Scholarship page.
Continuing Eligibility Criteria
- Recipients must remain enrolled at Western.
- Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 4.