Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Youth Awards

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 21st year, the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, and Technology & Engineering. Gold, Silver and Bronze recipients are selected in each category and receive a one-time grant to fund their college education or to fund a community service effort that tackles a social issue. Students are then positioned as role models in their community at local ceremonies with an audience of business leaders, elected officials, local organizations and our sponsors. Once selected, recipients will be celebrated at 10 regional ceremonies across the country including: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Northern CA, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C., and will become part of our broader HHF network of 100,000+ professionals and fulfill our unique cycle of leadership where we meet America’s priorities in the classroom and workforce.

Website: Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Application: Create an Account & Apply

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2020
  • Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2020-2021
  • Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
  • If selected, attendance to regional awards ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient’s expense
  • Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA

Every year, the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors nationwide, for their accomplishments in the classroom, their community, and excellence in various educational categories, including:

  • Business & Entrepreneurship – sponsored by BBVA Compass
  • Community Service – sponsored by Colgate Palmolive
  • Healthcare & Science – sponsored by CVS Health
  • Education – sponsored by Southwest Airlines
  • Media & Entertainment – sponsored by NBC Universal | Telemundo
  • Technology & Engineering – sponsored by Google

If you have any questions, please email info@hispanicheritage.org

up to $3,500