Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit Monday at Boise State

Posted at 6:56 PM, Oct 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-15 20:56:51-04

Close to 800 high school students from across Idaho are heading to Boise State Monday with the hopes of leaving with a scholarship. 

The 11th annual Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit encourages teens to pursue a higher education in the STEM fields. Students will attend workshops and learn the importance of education beyond a high school diploma.

Colleges and universities from Idaho and Oregon will be on hand to interview students and issue scholarships.

"We also want to see them grow to their full potential," said J.J. Saldaña one of the Organizers of the event. "A lot of them weren't taking the risk and thinking they weren't good enough to go to those fields and we want to let them know that they are."

The one day summit kicks off Monday morning at the Student Union Building at Boise State. Scholarships will be handed out at 2 p.m.