About the Youth Awards
The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards run annually from April through January and honor young Latino leaders with grants for their college education or to fund a community service effort the student will plan, oversee and sustain. The 2010 online application will be available April through June and will be open to current high school juniors only who maintain an un-weighted 3.0 GPA. Award categories include, but are not limited to: Education (future teachers), Engineering and Mathematics, and Science. More categories are added each year and are subject to change without notice. For questions, Please consult our FAQ's.
The Awards are divided into twelve different regions across the country: Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Jose/Bay Area, Phoenix, Chicago, Miami, New York/Philadelphia/New Jersey, San Antonio, and Greater Washington, DC. Students may apply to as many categories as they wish within any one region (and only one) regardless of where they live provided that they can attend the regional recognition ceremony if selected.
Three recipients are selected for each category (Gold, Silver and Bronze Medallion) in each of the regions and special recognition ceremonies are held with local business, education and community leaders to pay tribute to their accomplishments. All recipients are eligible to be selected as their category National recipient, receive a laptop computer, and a trip to be recognized at the National Youth Awards ceremony (Location TBA).