IntroductionHindustan Times is seeking nomination for its prestigious scholarships, under scholarship programme - 2018, to be given to selected students of class V to X. This is the 9th year running of these scholarships. They have published the detailed advertisement in their newspaper and information can also be obtained from their site www.htscholarship.in
The total amount of scholarship is Rs 45 lakhs to be distributed to the 120 selected candidates this year.
How to ApplyOnly those students who are in class V to X are eligible to apply for these scholarships. The nomination form is available in the newspaper advertisement and can also be downloaded and printed from their site. Every student who is applying for this scholarship has to write and submit an essay on the subject 'Are we too dependent on our computers and mobile phones; if yes, how can we reduce the addiction'. The length of the essay should not be more than 250 words.
In addition to this 5 cuttings of HT quiz duly answered are also to be enclosed with the nomination form. Nowadays there is a quiz question appearing on page 4 of Hindustan Times newspaper from Monday to Friday in a week. The student has to look for this quiz question daily for some time and select 5 of them and answer them by ticking in the appropriate box against the possible answers.
How to fill the Nomination formThe nomination form is to be filled by the parent and contains the Students Name, Date of birth, Class, Division, Board of Affiliation, Name of School, School Phone No., Father's Name, Mother's Name, Parent's Mobile No., Residence Phone number, Parent's email ID, Home Address, Combined Grade or Percentage of last year's final exam, Academic Achievements, Extra Curricular Achievements and Principal / Teacher's comment.
There is a place for Parent's signature and the date and he or she has to sign there and put the date accordingly.
The Principal / Teachers name is to be filled and he or she should write the comment and sign and put the school stamp at the appropriate place in the nomination form.
Where to send the Completed EntryThe completed entry will consist of - (1) Duly filled in and signed in nomination form by the parent as well as school Principal / Teacher, (2) Essay on the mentioned subject limited to 250 words and (3) 5 cuttings of HT quiz, duly answered, appearing at page 4 of Hindustan Times newspaper. Please remember that quiz cuttings are be sent as it is and not to be copied/ xeroxed.
The completed entry is to be sent to one of the following addresses -
For any help in the matter, one can contact 022-26615141 and 9768610001 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply onlineAlternatively, there is online application facility also and one has to go to the site www.htscholarship.in and enter all the details in the online nomination form, as already mentioned under the physical nomination form mode, along with the name of the Principal / Teacher. The online form does not require any signatures. Only thing is that the student has to write the essay in the place provided in the online form and upload the picture or scanned copy of 5 HT duly answered quiz cuttings.
The Selection ProcedureOn the basis of their essay quality, academics and extracurricular achievements the entries will be shortlisted for interviews, by a team of experts.
A panel of senior editors will interview the shortlisted students and winners will be selected and will be felicitated at a special award function.
Closing date There is no mention of closing date so far. So it seems there is sufficient time for applying. Those who are interested in applying have to keep watching HT newspaper as they will be announcing the closing date anytime.
ConclusionIt is a very good opportunity for the students of class V to X to apply for the above scholarships. It is a golden chance for them to show their talent and competitive strength by appearing in this prestigious competition.
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Nice article. I would like to add a few points to it. Students, who are studying in classes 5th to 10th in Mumbai and classes 5th to 9th in Pune and Chandigarh and have scored more than 60% in their last year's final examination are eligible for certification and scholarships under this Scholarship Program. Also, this program is only for the students from Mumbai, Pune, Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula.
Scholarship amount is also fixed:
° Total 60 students will be selected from Mumbai and will be given an amount of 50000 INR each.
° 35 students from Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula will be selected and will be given 25000 INR each.
° Similarly 25 students from Pune will be selected and will be awarded 25k INR each.
Its a good opportunity and competition is tough but still, parents should encourage their kids to fill the form and apply for the same.
It is a marvellous effort from Hindustan Times Group but such a campaign needs a wide publicity so that eligible aspirants from the different areas of the country is covered.
The written test is very competitive and tough in nature in the sense that fewer candidates are selected for the final interview. The authorities of the schools apart from the guardians need to pay special attention to promote the wards in creative writings. Such encouragement will go a long way in creating confidence within the aspirants to express their views effectively.
The author has given an update information regarding the various facts so that they can apply for this competitive test.
Thanks for adding the valuable information. It was not specifically mentioned in their site and newspaper that it is only for the students of some select places so I was not sure on that point. Anyway you must have checked it thoroughly in the site or some other source. Good observation.
Thanks for going through the article and of course your encouraging comments.