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Applications for the 25th Annual Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards now available online

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Applications must be submitted no later than November 13, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) has announced that the applications for the 25th Annual Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards are now available online with a deadline of November 13, 2023.  Latino high school seniors from across the United States will be selected in 9 categories (see below) and recognized as role models through social media campaigns as well as receive a grant to support their educational advancement, or to support a community-based project or idea. To apply, students can visit

This is a step-by-step tutorial on completing the Youth Awards application.

Outstanding high school students from all 50 states plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia apply annually to the prestigious Youth Awards, which are the main feeder to LOFT (Latinos On Fast Track) and Leadership Institute (LLI), an active institution focused on leadership, workforce, community, culture, and social justice led in partnership by the HHF and Trinity University. The Youth Awardees and the applicants will also be funneled into the LOFT Network and connected to more than 300,000 students and youth professionals with access to mentors, resources, networking, workshops, symposia, summits, internships, and full-time positions with Fortune 500 Companies.

The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards categories include:

Community Service (presented by Colgate-Palmolive)


Engineering (presented by Southwest Airlines)

Entrepreneurship & Business  (presented by TikTok)

Green Sustainability (presented by Coca-Cola)

Healthcare & Science

Media & Entertainment

Public Service & Social Justice (presented by Nike)

Technology (presented by T-Mobile)

“We are thrilled to honor yet another outstanding class of Youth Awardees who will carry on the tradition of leadership, academic excellence and social impact of past recipients,” said Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of HHF. “There is no shortage of Latino talent across the country 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.”

At 10 regional virtual 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 ceremony.

About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the Youth Awards

HHF’s mission focuses on education, workforce, social impact, and identity through the lens of leadership and culture. Through HHF’s 25-year-old Youth Awards program, tens of thousands of high-achieving Latinx high school students have been recognized and received more than five million dollars to support their education, ideas or projects.  Once they are vetted through the Youth Awards, alumni are connected to a larger network providing mentors, programs, 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 , InstagramTwitterand TikTok

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