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Applications for the 21st annual Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards are now available online

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

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Opportunities for Young Latino Leaders to receive Educational Grants, and Join Leadership Pipelines in College, Community and Workforce

 WASHINGTON, DC – As part of the Youth Awards 21st anniversary celebration, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announces the 2019 edition in which every awardee will receive a grant for their education or to support their social innovation efforts.

The 2019 Youth Awards applications are available at, and must be submitted no later than October 15, 2019. Latino high school students across the United States and Puerto Rico must demonstrate leadership in the classroom and community in addition to an interest in the following categories (applicants can apply to more than one category):

  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Education
  • Community Service
  • Healthcare & Science
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Technology

The 2019 Youth Awards Regional Ceremonies will take place in front of influential audiences from November – December in the following regions: Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Northern California, Washington, DC, and for the first time, Puerto Rico. In each of the regions, three students (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) will be honored in each of the categories. After the Youth Awards Regional Ceremonies conclude, one national recipient will be recognized in each of the categories and celebrated at the National Youth Awards Ceremony along with celebrities.

 “We are thrilled to honor yet another outstanding class of Youth Awardees who will carry on the tradition of excellence from past recipients. There is no shortage of Latino talent across the United States. We are grateful to our dedicated sponsors who understand the importance of investing in the youngest and most dynamic segment of our population. We’re in good hands with these outstanding young leaders going forward,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, HHF’s President and CEO.

Recipients of the Youth Awards plus the applicants will be vetted and funneled into HHF’s Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) network where they will be connected to 100,000 other students and professionals; access workshops/symposia/summits; as well as internships and full-time positions with Fortune 500 Companies.

About Hispanic Heritage Foundation

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation – a nonprofit established in 1987 – inspires, prepares, and connects innovative Latino leaders in the classroom, community, and workforce to meet America’s priorities.  HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions.  HHF is headquartered in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles with satellite workspaces in New York, Silicon Valley, San Antonio, and Miami (Visit Follow HHF on Facebook and Twitter


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