Hispanic Heritage Month: Pay It Forward Challenge

Google Pay It Forward Challenge

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Google will be hosting our annual Pay It Forward Challenge which celebrates Latinx/Hispanic student leaders who are advancing opportunities for their local communities. We’re seeking leaders whose work demonstrates a commitment to expanding access and opportunities for their local communities including, but not limited to, areas of policy, advocacy, education, immigration reform, intersectionality, and/or DACA and Dreamers.

Please read the guidelines below and the FAQs for more information. We look forward to seeing your submission!

  • Please first review our Pay It Forward FAQs
  • Then complete this entry form and tell us how you are positively impacting your community 
  • Feel free to nominate yourself or other students who are making an impact

We are looking for individuals who are:

  • 14 years and older and are a student (middle school to post-graduate)
  • Currently living in the United States
  • Demonstrate a commitment to expanding access and opportunity for their local community 
  • The deadline to submit completed nominations is Friday, October 12th at 11:59pm PST
  • Applications should include a completed entry form. We’re looking for individuals to provide an overview of the work they’ve done to expand access and opportunities for their community.
  • For additional information on what qualifies as “impacting your community” please review the FAQs.

Submissions will be judged by a team of Googlers on the following criteria:

  • Innovation / Creativity 
  • Scale of impact
  • Long- and short-term impact
  • Vision, future plans 

We will be reviewing and selecting students throughout Hispanic Heritage Month. Selected students will be announced on a rolling basis.

Students that have been selected will:

  • Be featured across our Student Social Media platforms, including: Facebook, Google Student Blog, Instagram and Twitter
  • Submissions are due Friday, October 12th at 11:59pm PST
  • Selected submissions will be posted across our social media on an ongoing basis beginning September 15