The Hindustan Times Scholarship programme is a unique endeavor. It seeks to recognize and reward the brightest young minds. And it seeks to do so in a manner that transcends the conventional means of rewarding a child by assessing her academic performance. What sets apart this initiative from other programmes is the selection process. In addition to the academics, a student’s creativity, originality and extracurricular interests are also taken into account. The initiative as a whole helps students to come forward and realize their hidden talent.