The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards run annually from April and honor young Latino leaders with grants for their college education or to fund a community service effort. The 2013 online application will be available June through Oct 1st and will be open to current high school rising seniors only who maintain an un-weighted 3.0 GPA. Award categories include, but are not limited to: Business & Entrepreneurship, Education, Engineering and Mathematics, Healthcare/Science and Community Service. More categories are added each year and are subject to change without notice. For questions, Please consult our FAQ’s.
The Awards are divided into twelve different regions across the country: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, San Jose and Washington DC. Students may apply to as many categories as they wish within any one region (and only one) regardless of where they live. If selected attendance to the regional ceremony is absolutely mandatory.
Three recipients are selected for each category (Gold, Silver and Bronze Medallion) in each of the regions and special recognition ceremonies are held with local business, education and community leaders to pay tribute to their accomplishments. All recipients are eligible to be selected as their category National recipient, receive a laptop computer, and a trip to be recognized at the National Youth Awards ceremony (Location TBA).
The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards has a helpful Dos and Don’ts section on the application process.
- Mexican American
- Puerto Rican
This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.
Hispanic Heritage Foundation
1444 Duke St
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (202) 861-9797