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Applications for the 23rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards are now available online

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

. The applications must be submitted no later than November 14th, 2021. Visit

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WASHINGTON, DC –  The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announces that the application process for the 23rd annual Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards is now available online. Latinx high school students from across the United States will receive a grant to continue their education, or to support a community-based project or idea.

The selected awardees will be recognized in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship (presented by Wells Fargo), Community Service (presented by Colgate-Palmolive), Education (presented by Southwest Airlines), Engineering (TBC),  Green Sustainability (presented by Coca-Cola), Healthcare & Science (presented by CVS Health), Media & Entertainment (Comcast NBCUniversal/Telemundo), Public Service & Social Justice (presented by Nike),  Sports & Fitness (Presented by NFL), and Technology (presented by T-Mobile).

At 10 regional ceremonies, three students per category will be honored with Gold, Silver, and Bronze medallions. After the Youth Awards ceremonies conclude, one national recipient per category will be recognized and celebrated at the National Youth Awards virtual ceremony.

“We are thrilled to honor yet another outstanding class of Youth Awardees who will carry on the tradition of excellence from past recipients,” said Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO. “There is no shortage of Latino talent across the United States, and 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 as a community and as a country with these outstanding young leaders going forward.”

The Youth Awards – where more than 30,000 high school students apply from all 50 states plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia – are the main feeder to HHF LOFT (Latinos On Fast Track) Institute, which is an active institution focused on leadership, workforce, community, culture, and social justice led in partnership by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Trinity University to advance the vision of the participants in an innovative, sustainable, and impactful way as part of a “Continuum of Leadership.” The Youth Awardees and the applicants will also be funneled into the LOFT Network with access to mentors, resources, networking, workshops, symposia, summits, Charlas, and internships and full-time positions with Fortune 500 Companies.

About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the Youth Awards

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is a national non-profit focused on education, workforce, innovative leadership, and culture to meet the Latino community’s and America’s priorities.  Through HHF’s 23-year-old Youth Awards program, hundreds of high-achieving Latinx high school students are recognized across the country and provided with grants for their education or in support of an idea for social impact. More than 5 million dollars have been provided and hundreds of the ideas and projects have been supported. Once they are vetted through the Youth Awards, alumni are connected to a larger network providing mentors, activities, and career path opportunities through the award-winning LOFT (Latinos On Fast Track) program throughout college, grad school and into their careers. (Visit Follow HHF on Facebook , Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok




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