24th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards



There are many events happening this month to celebrate Hispanic heritage. On September 27, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation will present the 2022 Hispanic Heritage Awards will be given out at a special event at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. Performers will include Alejandra Guzmán, Los Lobos, and Boza. Black Pumas co-Founder and guitarist, Adrián Quesada, and Puerto Rican vocalist, iLe (Ileana Cabra), will be  performing “Mentiras Con Cariño,” the opening track of Quesada’s new album Boleros Psicodélicos.  American singer and the Godmother of Soul, Patti LaBelle will make a presentation and the event will be hosted by actress Justina Machado. This event will be able to be streamed on the pbs app or at pbs.org on September 30.

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is an award-winning nonprofit that was established by the White House in 1988. Their goal is to identify, inspire, prepare and position Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. For more information about the organization, click here.

HHF also presents Youth awards that include grant money. Latino seniors in high school will receive grants and be celebrated as leaders in their community. Categories for awards include:

  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Community Service
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare and Science
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Pubic Service and Social Justice
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Sustainability
  • Technology

In order to qualify, students must currently be enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2023. They must also have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2023-2024, and be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines). If selected, attendance to virtual regional awards ceremony is mandatory.

The deadline to apply is November 13, 2022. Apply HERE