Youth Award Categories

Students may apply to as many academic categories as they wish but only within one region. You must be able to share steps you have taken in the applied category during your high school years. Additional categories may be added, please check back:

  • Business & Entrepreneurship by BBVA Compass
    BBVA Compass
    For applicants who express an interest in the field of business, business management, business development, and entrepreneurship. Also, open to students who wish to pursue a career in accounting, finance, finance policy or other business related careers.
  • Community Service by Colgate Palmolive
    Colgate Palmolive
    Community Service: This category is for innovative community - minded students who are actionable leaders in public service and have demonstrated excellence in volunteerism, leadership and are committed to making a difference in our community.
  • Education by Southwest Airlines
    Southwest Airlines - Official Airline of the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
    For applicants who are prospective teachers/educators, academic administrators, guidance counselors, or who are interested in making an impact on public policy in education.
  • Healthcare & Science by CVS Health
    CVS Caremark
    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, pharmacist, healthcare administration and public health as well as science that has direct impact with the environment.
  • Media & Entertainment by NBC Universal | Telemundo
    NBC Universal | Telemundo
    This category is for students interested in broadcast media (film, radio, recorded music, television, etc.), digital media (internet, mobile, social media, internet-based radio and television, etc.), print media (books, comics, magazines, newspapers, etc.), journalism, public relations and publishing. It is also for students interested in the creative elements of entertainment (artists, performers, writers, musicians, technicians, etc.). Students interested in the fashion industry are also encouraged to apply.
  • Technology & Engineering by Google
    This category is for students who plan to pursue a career in engineering, computer science and its applications. Students with a passion for programming/coding, computer engineering, software development, data analysis, cybersecurity, information assurance, C4I, app development, etc. Students who have an interest in developing new computer technologies, as well as environmental, medical, or industrial innovation are also encouraged to apply.
  • Parent Award sponsored by Pearson
    This year, Pearson has partnered up with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the Youth Awards Program to honor a Parent/Legal guardian who has had a significant impact in his or her child's academic success.