Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
288
Days
October 1 2019
Application Deadline
193
Awarded last year
No
Renewable
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Description

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation's Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their focus in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Science, Technology, and Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM). Three awards for each student category are given in each of the different regions across the country. In addition, one Regional Award winning student from each category will be selected as the National Youth Award recipient in his or her respective category. Youth Awards begin with a high-profile, national search through a celebrity-based multimedia campaign that includes partnerships with more than 5,000 high schools and hundreds of colleges, media, elected officials, businesses and organizations. Approximately 10,000 applications are collected from qualified juniors who are honored as seniors in the fall. Students have an average GPA of 3.5 or higher, and are promoted as role models to inspire others and shatter negative stereotypes. Youth Awardees can receive grants for education or community projects to encourage social innovation and entrepreneurship. Eligibility: Must be graduating from an accredited high school in the Spring of 2019; Must have an un-weighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale; Must be of Hispanic Heritage including (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines); Planning to enroll full-time in a bachelorÔÇÖs degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after your graduation from high school. If selected, attendance to the regional ceremony is mandatory. Travel to the ceremony will be at the recipientÔÇÖs expense. Completed online application including a letter of recommendation, transcript and essay questions. Applicant must be a Permanent Resident, DACA, U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen. For more information please see www.HispanicHeritage.org.

Amount Details

$1,000
Low Amount Awarded
$3,500
High Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college or two-year college
  • CheckmarkMinimum 3.0 GPA
  • CheckmarkRestricted by race for Hispanic students
  • CheckmarkMust currently be a high school student
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time

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Contact Brenda Camarillo
Youth Awards Program Manager
brenda@hispanicheritage.org
Tel: 323-7437339 Address 333 S Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90071