The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 23rd 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.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of the year the scholarship is awarded; 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; Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines). If selected, attendance to virtual regional awards ceremony is mandatory. Must be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.