WASHINGTON, D.C. - By mid-March, as most schools in America…
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is excited to announce that applications for the 19th Annual Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards are now available for rising high school seniors across the country.
Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors with educational grants, and students must demonstrate leadership in both the classroom and their communities. The Youth Awards honors students with Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in categories including, Business & Entrepreneurship, Education, Community Service, Healthcare Science, Media & Entertainment and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Youth Awards regions include: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, San Jose and Washington, DC. The 2017 Youth Awards applications are available at hispanicheritage.org, and you can apply here! Applications must be submitted no later than October 2, 2017, along with the Community Service deadline on October 15th, 2017.
In addition, one Regional Award winning student from each category will be selected as the National Youth Award recipient and honored at the National Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards, a ceremony where Latino leaders and celebrities join to honor the national winners.
Our 2016 National Youth Awards took place in Miami, and brought star studded talent. A few guests who surprised the winners included actor and journalist Candela Ferro, actor Aaron Diaz and singer Diana Fuentes. Performances included Grammy and Latin-Grammy nominated Locos Por Juana and Latin Grammy nominated producer, Mr. Pauer. To get the full recap of our 2016 National Youth Awards go here!
Students who apply must currently be enrolled in high school and be graduating in the Spring of 2018, plan to enroll in college in 2018- 2019, identify as being of Hispanic/Latino descent, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and must be able to attend the regional award ceremonies to receive the award.
To learn more about our Youth Awards program check out our 2016 National Youth Award winners:
- Adheli Gonzalez: Engineering Recipient
- Jonathan Salama: Media & Entertainment Recipient
- Maria Salmeron Melendez: Education Recipient
- Debora Gonzalez: Healthcare Recipient
- Anthony Amato: Business and Entrepreneurship Recipient
- Julianna Rodriguez: Innovation and Technology Recipient
- Henry Rosas: Community Service Recipient
- Clarissa Castillo: Accounting and Math Recipient