Babur Z. Khalique Memorial Scholarship

The Babur Z. Khalique Memorial Scholarships were established at Boston University School of Medicine in memory of Babur Z. Khalique on behalf of Abdul and Farhat Khalique, Babur’s parents. The objective of the scholarships is to nurture, mentor, and reward medical students in medical research, a passion of Babur’s.

There are two Khalique scholarships as listed below. Awarding of these scholarships takes place annually in conjunction with the scholarship application process for the Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP). The MSSRP review committee determines the finalists for the two scholarships.

Scholarship in Medical Research in Traditional Medicine ($3500)

This scholarship supports medical research in traditional medicine for a total of 10 weeks to be completed over the course of one summer; the research may continue into the next school year in order for the recipient to complete the 10 weeks of required research. The scholarship provides $3500 annually to one student.

This scholarship is achievement oriented/focused (it is not needs-based). Therefore, maximum consideration will be given to the following in the selection process:

  • Quality of the research proposal
  • Quality of the research project/subject/topic
  • Motivation, ability, and achievement of the applicant

Scholarship in Medical Research in Non-Traditional Medicine ($1500)

This scholarship supports medical research in non-traditional medicine for a total of 7-8 weeks to be completed over the course of one summer. It supports research in non-traditional medicine/curriculum such as (but not limited to) medical advocacy, health disparities, and art in medicine. The scholarship provides $1500 annually to one student.