The Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Youth Leadership Institute

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Youth Leadership Institute is a free, five-day, overnight, college empowerment program for high achieving Latino high school juniors held at two top universities across the US. This highly selective program is designed to give young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success. Attendees will enhance their leadership abilities and expand their professional networks by participating in college and career workshops, living on a college campus, and interacting with college students and professionals who serve as their mentors.

2020 YLI Dates and Locations:

July 8 – July 12, 2020 – University of Chicago

July 22 – July 26, 2020 – University Southern California (USC)

Student Qualifications:

  • Current high school junior (Class of 2021)
  • Must have an unweighted cumulative GPA above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or above an 80 on a 100-point scale
  • Identify as being from Hispanic heritage
  • You must currently attend high school in the United States or US Territory to apply
  • You must be a US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Plan to enroll full-time in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university after high school graduation

Application opens Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 15, 2020, 5:00 PM PT. 

How to Apply:

  • Create a MyHSF Profile as a “Student”
  • View “YLI 2020 Student Application” Application on your Dashboard

For for information and to apply, click YLI.