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Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Gives $100k in Scholarships

Gosh, I remember when I wanted to go to school and wasn’t able to because of my financial situation! Do you know someone who can relate?

Going to college is a dream come true for any immigrant family. If one of us is able to go to a University, we all win and celebrate. Well, here’s some great news…some Latinx students may be in luck this year through the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards! 

We found out about a new scholarship program, “Haz La U,” powered by la Fundación para la Herencia Hispana and Colgate that is offering young Hispanic visionaries some aid towards a chance to reach their dreams of higher education. 

If you have managed to keep up with your academic goals, you’re involved in your community, and have proven to be a leader, you can win up to $1,000 towards your education. 

Fundación para la Herencia Hispana is giving up to $100,000 in scholarships to Latinx students. 

To apply, check out the details below

-You must be of Hispanic/Latino descent

-You’re about to start your Senior year (class of 2021)

-You’re planning on enrolling in college by Fall of 2021

-Your GPA is at least 3.0

-You’re an American Citizen, U.S. resident or eligible via DACA

If so, get ready to go for this opportunity and go reach your goals! You have until December 6 to apply. Head over to the Youth Awards Application and check out the details!

About the Youth Awards:

The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 22nd 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 & Finances, Entrepreneurship, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Sports and Technology.

Here’s Paulina Chavez is a 15 year-old STEM genius Latina.

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