Do You Know An Outstanding High School Student?

Nominate them for a chance to win up to $1,000 (and $100 for you)!*

We’re looking for deserving high school students who excel both in and out of the classroom. So, if you know a stellar 9th through 12th grade student, we want to hear about them!

Submit your nomination between September 1st and September 30th by filling out our brief entry form, including 150 words or less on what makes the student outstanding! The finalists will be selected based on: GPA (B average or better), extracurricular involvement, and leadership qualities. The top three finalists will be awarded:

  • Grand Prize: $1,000
  • Second Place: $750
  • Third Place: $500

Plus, if the student you nominate is selected, you’ll receive a $100 gift card!


APPLY NOW: 2016 Youth Awards Presented by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Direct Auto Insurance is a proud returning sponsor of the Youth Awards presented by HHF, which honor Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community. Youth Awardees may receive up to $3,000 in educational grants.

About the 2016 Youth Awards

The 2016 online application is available until October 2, 2016, and will be open to students graduating in the spring/summer of 2017 who maintain an unweighted 3.0 GPA or higher. Recipients will be honored during 10 regional ceremonies with an audience of influential community and business leaders. All recipients are also eligible to be selected as a National recipient.

Get Your Quote
*NO PURCHASE OR QUOTE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR QUOTE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR NOMINEE’S CHANCES OF WINNING. Contact your local agent or go online at for Official Contest Rules, including entry instructions. The Hispanic Heritage Month Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Direct Administration, Inc. (the “Sponsor”). Must be 18 or older and a legal resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The Sponsor’s headquarters and mailing address is 1281 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN 37217. Void where prohibited. The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is not affiliated with this Contest. Insurance is underwritten or administered by members of the Direct General Group, Nashville, TN.