Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards Program

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and its sponsor are celebrating its 18th year by presenting the Youth Awards Program. The awards are open to students graduating in the spring/summer of 2017 who maintain an unweighted 3.0 GPA or higher. The program honors Latino high school students across the nation as they believe the talented Youth Awardees are the leaders of today, not tomorrow and their impact will be felt in the classrooms, communities, and the workforce. Recipients will receive grants ($1,000 – $3,000) for their education or to fund an idea or project to impact their communities.

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is an award-winning nonprofit that identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community, and workforce to meet America’s priorities.


To participate in the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards you must be:

  • A high school student graduating in the spring/summer of 2017
  • Planning to enroll in college in fall 2017
  • Identify as Hispanic/Latino
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or 7.5 (on a 10.0 scale)
  • Attend regional ceremony in your region. Attendance is mandatory, and HHF will not cover any cost of attending
  • Be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident/ qualify under DACA

How to Apply:

  • To be applying for a scholarship, you have to login by the given link and complete the Youth Awards Application.


  • The candidates will be allowed to enter submissions to more than one category, that are given below:
  1. Business & Entrepreneurship (Presented by BBVA Compass)
  2. Community Service (Presented by Colgate-Palmolive)
  3. Education (Presented by Southwest Airlines, Official Airline of the Youth Awards)
  4. Engineering (Presented by ExxonMobil)
  5. Healthcare & Science (Presented by CVS Health)
  6. Mathematical Science (Presented by PwC)

Supporting Documents:

  • Letter of Recommendation
  • GPA Verification form
  • Your letter of recommendation and GPA verification will need to be uploaded, and your application submitted for it be considered complete.

Award Amount:

  • Three recipients are selected for each category Gold, Silver and Bronze medallions are awarded in each of the award regions.
  • Regional recipients will receive education grants between $1,000 to $3,000 educational grant to use for their college education or to fund a community service effort.
  • National Youth Award recipients will receive a laptop computer and paid trip to the National Youth Awards Ceremony for them and a parent or guardian (Location TBD)

Application Deadline:

You can submit your completed application packet no later than October 2, 2016.

Link for more Information:


Contact Information:

You can contact to Franklin Sorto at Franklin-at-hispanicheritage.org

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