The Hispanic Heritage Foundation's Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their focus in various categories including: Business and Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare and Science, Media and Entertainment, Science, Technology, and Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Three awards for each student category are given in each of the different regions across the country. In addition, one Regional Award winning student from each category will be selected as the National Youth Award recipient in his or her respective category. Youth Awards begin with a high-profile, national search through a celebrity-based multimedia campaign that includes partnerships with more than 5,000 high schools and hundreds of colleges, media, elected officials, businesses and organizations. Approximately 10,000 applications are collected from qualified juniors who are honored as seniors in the fall. Students have an average GPA of 3.5 or higher, and are promoted as role models to inspire others and shatter negative stereotypes. Youth Awardees can receive grants for education or community projects to encourage social innovation and entrepreneurship. Eligibility: Must be graduating from an accredited high school in the Spring of 2019; Must have an un-weighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale; Must be of Hispanic Heritage including (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines); Planning to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after your graduation from high school. If selected, attendance to the regional ceremony is mandatory. Travel to the ceremony will be at the recipient’s expense. Completed online application including a letter of recommendation, transcript and essay questions. Applicant must be a Permanent Resident, DACA, U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen. For more information please see

Award Information

Award Amount
$1,000 - $3,500
Number of Awards
190 - 200
Application Deadline
Not reported
Available to Class Level
None specified
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
None specified
None specified
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
None specified
Area of Study
None specified
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor

Youth Awards Program Manager
Hispanic Heritage Foundation
333 S Grand Ave.
City, State, Zip
Los Angeles, CA , 90071
(323) 7437339

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