Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Youth Awards

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 22nd 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 & Finances, Entrepreneurship, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Sports and Technology. 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. Once selected, recipients will be celebrated in 10 virtual ceremonies and will become part of our broader HHF network of 200,000 professionals and fulfill our unique cycle of leadership where we meet America’s priorities in the classroom and workforce. The Youth Awards program is the main pipeline to Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) system of talent that prepares and positions Latino youth through the award-winning Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program as they transition from high school, to college, to graduate school, and into their careers.

Website: Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Application: Create an Account & Apply
Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2022
  • Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2022-2023
  • 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

Required Documents:

  1. High School transcript (see transcript upload document)
  2. Letter of recommendation (see LoR request form)
  3. Essay questions (view here)

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

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: Yes
If you have any questions, please email info@hispanicheritage.org

Up to $1,000