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Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

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Academic Level:
High School Students

The Youth Awards program is presented by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and its sponsors. Celebrating its 18th year the Youth Awards honors Latino high school students across the nation, we believe the talented Youth Awardees we honor each year are the leaders of today, not tomorrow and their impact will be felt in the classrooms, communities and the workforce. Join us as we identify, inspire and prepare our students to meet America’s priorities.


The 2016 online application is available until October 2, 2016, and will be open to students graduating in the spring/summer of 2017 who maintain an unweighted 3.0 GPA. or higher. Students can apply to various award categories.


Award ceremonies are held at local colleges and universities. Recipients will be honored during 10 regional ceremonies with an audience of influential community and business leaders. Recipients will also receive grants ($1,000 - $3,000) for their education or to fund an idea or project to impact their communities. Attendance to the regional ceremony is absolutely mandatory.

All recipients are also eligible to be selected as a National recipient. National recipients receive an all-expense paid trip to be recognized at the National Youth Awards ceremony. More information on the National Youth Awards will be posted on our website and be mentioned during all regional ceremonies.


After receiving the awards, the students – and the applicants who weren’t selected – will be funneled into the LOFT program which provides leadership trainings, mentorships, internships/fellowships and symposia in focused in priority fields and industries. To learn more about LOFT please visit

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Hispanic Heritage Foundation

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