Educational Grants for High School Seniors

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) 2021 Youth Awards educational grants program is now accepting applications! Our 23rd Annual Youth Awards will award students who are the graduating Class of 2022 with up to $4000 in educational grants to fund their higher education or to fund a community-based project.

Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their excellence in various educational categories. Recipients will be celebrated at virtual ceremonies, in the following categories:

  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Community Service
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Green Sustainability
  • Healthcare & Science
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Public Service & Social Justice
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Technology

Applicants and recipients will become part of HHF’s network of 200,000+ professionals and funneled into its cycle of leadership pipeline, where we meet America’s priorities in the classroom and workforce.

To be considered, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2022
  • 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 in 2022-2023
  • Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
  • If selected, attendance to virtual ceremony is mandatory
  • Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under DACA

The deadline to apply is November 14th, 2021. Students can apply at

Please contact us at or (202) 861-9797 ext.102 with any questions.