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Last date to apply

31 March 2018

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About HT Scholarship

Hindustan Times (HT) Scholarship Program is for the students studying in class 5-9 in Schools of Mumbai. To be considered for the scholarship, the student must have scored at least 60% marks in his/her previous class and the proof of the same is to be attached to the application form. This year the Hindustan Times (HT) Scholarship Program will be conducted in Pune, Chandigarh, Panchkula, and Mohali in addition to Mumbai. The amount of scholarship is worth Rs. 50 Lakhs will be awarded. Hindustan Times is also launching the HT Scholarship quiz contest for students to learn something new every day along with this program. To participate in the scholarship program, candidates have to fill the application form i.e. available in both online & offline mode.

Candidates have to attach the following items along with the application form and submit it to the concerned authorities:

  • Essay as their entry
  • Previous year academic record
  • 5 HT Scholarship cutting from the newspaper

Hindustan Times (HT) Scholarship Programme 2017-18

Hindustan Times (HT) Scholarship Program Dates




HT Scholarship Program Begin

11 December 2017

HT Scholarship Program Ends

31 March 2018


  • The topic of the essay for the 2017-18 scholarship is “ Would you prefer a world with or without social media?
  • Out of the applications received only 50 students will be selected for the award function of the scholarship.The selection of the winners will be done on the basis of their academic performance, participation in extracurricular activities, essay, and personal interview.
  • The last date to complete the application process/nomination process for the scholarship is 31 March 2018. In 2015, 80,000 students applied for the scholarship program.

HT Media
It is an Indian mass media company based in Delhi. It has holdings in print, electronic and digital media.The organization has forayed into Education, a new vertical, as a part of the strategic expansion and social support plans – aiming to provide quality education to India’s youth.

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HT Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Any
Region Mumbai, Pune, Chandigarh, Panchkula, and Mohali 
Class/ Age Class 5-9
  • Nationality: The students should be nationals of India.
  • Academic Qualification: The applicant needs to be a student of class 5-9 and should have scored more than 60% marks in their previous class final exams.

Not eligible to participate:

  • Winners of Hindustan Times Scholarship Programme from any of the previous years are not eligible to participate.
  • Employees of Hindustan Times and its associated organizations are not eligible to participate.

HT Scholarship Reward

The scholarship amount of Rs. 50 Lakh will be awarded to 150 winners but only 50 winners invited in an award function. The award function will be held in February 2018.

  • The winners will have to produce the following documents to claim the scholarship.
    • Identity Proof   
    • Address Proof   
    • PAN Card (of the Parent/guardian)
    • Signed copy of the terms and conditions of the Parent/guardian

HT Scholarship Application form and Process

The Hindustan Times (HT) Scholarship Application form can be filled through both online and offline mode. The instructions to fill the application form is given below for each mode. Candidates are advised to read the instruction carefully.

Online mode

The candidates applying through online mode need to follow the instructions below. The link to apply online is given below.

Click here to Apply Online

  • The candidates need to follow the link provided above to apply for the Hindustan Times (HT) Scholarship Programme.
  • Candidates need to fill the personal, academic and communication details while filling the application form.
  • The candidates also need to write an essay of 250 words on the topic "Would you prefer a world with or without social media?"
  • At last, they need to submit the application form by clicking on "Submit" button

Offline mode

The candidates applying through offline mode need to follow the instruction given below. 

Application form can be taken from following sources:

  • Forms printed in newspaper “HINDUSTAN TIMES” in Mumbai Edition
  • Forms distributed in schools by HT Media Limited representatives. 
  • Candidates can download the application form by following the link given below
Offline Application Form for Pune Download
Offline Application Form for Chandigarh Download
Offline Application Form for Mumbai Download


Documents to be enclosed

  • Essay writing: Candidates have to write an essay of 250 words on the topic "Would you prefer a world with or without social media?"
  • Previous years academic records: The candidates have to attach the previous year academic records along with the application form

Submission of HT Scholarship Application Form 2017-18

For Online applicants

The candidates applying online do not need to submit any hard copy to the head office of Hindustan Times. They need to submit the application form after filling the nomination form and writing an essay of 250 words.

For Offline applicants

After filling the HT Scholarship Programme Application Form 2017-18, the applicants need to get it endorsed by school principal/ teacher and submit it to their respective school or they can send the application form to the following addresses:


All for Kids, Pranav building, 
Juhu road, Santacruz West,
Mumbai - 400054.


HT Scholarship Programme,
HT Media Ltd., 504 / 505 City Tower,
Boat Club Road, Pune 411001


HT Media Ltd HT Scholarship programme,
C - 164 - 165 Industrial Focal Point Phase - VIII B,
SAS Nagar, (Mohali), Punjab - 160071

HT Scholarship Selection Process

The selection for the Scholarship Program shall be based on following criteria.

  1. Essay: Assessment in the essay.
  2. Academic and ECA: Participant's academic and all-around achievement.
  3. Interview by a panel of senior editors: Each eligible student's interview will be interviewed by HTML panelist.

In stage 1 selected by the team of experts- 150 students will be selected that is 30 from each class.

In stage 2 selected by senior editors- 150 students would be interviewed and 50 students would be selected.

The successful students will be intimated by HT Media Ltd.

HT Scholarship Contact Details

Pranav building, 
Juhu road, Santacruz West, 
Mumbai - 400054.

Contact: Ranjani Krishnaswamy, HT Media Ltd.
Phone: 022-43519500, 022- 26615141,9320287787
E-mail: ht_scholarship@allforkids.in, Ranjani.krishnaswamy@hindustantimes.com

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