Rapper Big Boi is celebrating the holiday season early by presenting one lucky student with a scholarship to coincide with a festive scavenger hunt for children on Thursday (13Dec12).

The Outkast star, real name Antwan Andre Patton, will host the event at the Microsoft Store in the Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, Georgia in honour of his charity The Big Kidz Foundation.

The Ms. Jackson hitmaker has invited 40 local students to search for holiday-themed items inside participating stores at the shopping centre, and he will then present Briana Cook with The Renee Patton Scholarship, which was set up to aid students who are gifted in the arts.