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19th Annual Youth Awards Launches In 10 Cities

19th Annual Youth Awards Launches in 10 Cities

Elizabeth Barboza

Student at California State University, Northridge

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) wants to remind you that applications for the 19th Annual Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards are available, you can apply here.

The Youth Awards program recognizes Latino high school seniors who display academic excellence, exemplary leadership, and community involvement. With support from sponsors, grants are awarded to deserving students for their focus in different academic categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment and Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).

Three recipients are selected for each category; Gold, silver and bronze medallions are awarded in the fall during the regional ceremonies. As it is tradition, the 19th Annual Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards will be hosted at some of the top ranking universities for each of our ten regions across the nation. This years regions are:

HHF sponsors, community leaders, business leaders, government officials and family members all come together during a special evening ceremony to celebrate the Youth Awardee recipient.  Applicants are encouraged to apply to the region that is closest to their home or easiest for them to travel to. 19 years later, and HHF is proud to continue a tradition that inspires, prepares and positions young Latino leaders as they move forward in their careers.

If you’re a high school senior that plans to attend college in 2018-2019 and would like to be the one of our 2017 Youth Award recipients please go here to apply! Application deadline is Monday, October 2nd for all categories, except the community service category, which is Sunday, October 15th. Seniors, Class of 2018, you don’t want to wait and miss out on a great opportunity.

If you have any other questions, please contact Youth Awards Coordinators, Andres Rothe at and Brenda Camarillo at


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