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Hispanic Heritage Youth awards-Class of 2017


About the Youth Awards

The Youth Awards program is presented by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and its sponsors. Celebrating its 18th year the Youth Awards honors Latino high school students across the nation, we believe the talented Youth Awardees we honor each year are the leaders of today, not tomorrow and their impact will be felt in the classrooms, communities and the workforce. Join us as we identify, inspire and prepare our students to meet America’s priorities.


The 2016 online application is available until October 2, 2016, and will be open to students graduating in the spring/summer of 2017 who maintain an unweighted 3.0 GPA. or higher. Students can apply to various award categories.


Award ceremonies are held at local colleges and universities. Recipients will be honored during 10 regional ceremonies with an audience of influential community and business leaders. Recipients will also receive grants ($1,000 - $3,000) for their education or to fund an idea or project to impact their communities. Attendance to the regional ceremony is absolutely mandatory.

All recipients are also eligible to be selected as a National recipient. National recipients receive an all-expense paid trip to be recognized at the National Youth Awards ceremony. More information on the National Youth Awards will be posted on our website and be mentioned during all regional ceremonies.


After receiving the awards, the students – and the applicants who weren’t selected – will be funneled into the LOFT program which provides leadership trainings, mentorships, internships/fellowships and symposia in focused in priority fields and industries. To learn more about LOFT please visit


Three recipients are selected for each category Gold, Silver and Bronze medallions are awarded in each of the award regions. Please read the descriptions below. During the application process you will be asked to select the category that best relates to your future career plans or interest. You will be allowed to enter submissions to more than one category.

Business Sponsored by BBVA Compass

For applicants who express an interest in the field of business, business management, business development, and entrepreneurship.

Community Service Sponsored by Colgate Palmolive

For community-minded students who have demonstrated excellence in volunteerism and leadership and who are committed to making a difference in their community.

Education Sponsored by Southwest Airlines

For applicants who express an interest in becoming teachers, guidance counselors, coaches or academic administrators or for applicants interested in education public policy.

Engineering Sponsored by ExxonMobil

This category is for applicants who plan to pursue a career in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. With an emphasis on technology, innovation and engineering.

Healthcare and Science Sponsored by CVS Health

This category is for applicants who express an interest in all branches of medicine. This includes students that want to pursue a career as a doctor, nurse, pharmaceutical industry, healthcare administration and public health. This category also is for applicants who express an interest in all branches of science. It also includes students who are interested in science that has direct impact with the environment.

Mathematical Sciences Sponsored by PwC

Excited to understand the world as it relates to numbers? Interested in helping global corporations make informed business decisions? Want exposure to a variety of exciting career paths: from accounting, consulting, computer science, risk management, and more?

Possibilities are endless and an exciting future lies ahead for students interested in pursuing a major or minor in mathematical science concentrations, such as accounting, actuarial science, business analytics, computer science, and other disciplines of mathematics. Majoring in mathematical sciences helps you develop transferable skills including critical thinking, problem solving, computer skills, and quantitative skills.


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