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Application review is underway. Students will be contacted through December if they are selected as finalists.

About the Youth Awards:

The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 24th year, the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Engineering, Green Sustainability, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Public Service & Social Justice, and Technology.

Gold, Silver and Bronze recipients are selected in each category and receive a one-time grant to fund their college education or to fund a community service effort that tackles a social issue.

Once selected, recipients will be celebrated in 10 virtual ceremonies and will become part of our broader HHF network of 200,000 professionals and fulfill our unique cycle of leadership where we meet America’s priorities in the classroom and workforce.

The Youth Awards program is the main pipeline to Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) system of talent that prepares and positions Latino youth through the award-winning Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program as they transition from high school, to college, to graduate school, and into their careers. Follow LOFT on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

24th Annual Youth Awards Ceremonies:

  • Jan 31 – Red Region – Link TBD
  • Feb 2 – Orange Region – Link TBD
  • Feb 7 – Teal Region – Link TBD
  • Feb 9 – Yellow Region – Link TBD
  • Feb 14 – Green Region – Link TBD
  • Feb 16 – Blue Region – Link TBD
  • Feb 21 – Pink Region – Link TBD
  • Feb 23 – Burgundy Region – Link TBD
  • Feb 25 – Tan Region – Link TBD
  • Feb 28 – Purple Region – Link TBD


  • Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2023
  • Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale
  • Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2023-2024
  • Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
  • If selected, attendance to virtual regional awards ceremony is mandatory

Need Help?:

  • Watch our video tutorial of the Youth Awards application process here
  • Check out our FAQ section to find out more here
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