Since 1998, the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce in meeting America’s priorities going forward. The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards celebrates the achievements of vetted Latino high school juniors in various categories including: Science, Math, Engineering, Business and Education. The recipients’ average GPA is more than 3.50 and the young leaders are promoted as role models in their communities. After more than 10,000 applications are collected through a national search, regional committees select three awardees in each of the categories in each of the 10 regions. Students are celebrate and awarded educational grants at ceremonies which are attended by an influential audience of business and community leaders, elected officials, and other leadership.
For more information about the Awards visit the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and watch a short video on the Youth Awards.