HT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
For the eighth year in a row, we rolled out a scholarship programme to reward 50 of Mumbai’s brightest young minds. From schools across the city, 10 students each from Class 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 were chosen based on all-round assessment of academics, extra-curricular activities, community service and an essay. The final 50 winners were chosen after an interview with HT editors. Each of these winners received ₹50,000 for their education. The programme engaged with more than 250 schools and received 81,000 applications. The process culminated with an awards function, where parents and friends of winners turned up to cheer for them.