Tell your friends and family it's their last chance to apply for the 12th annual “¡Lánzate! / Take Off!” Travel Award program. At Southwest Airlines, we are passionate about connecting People to what’s important in their lives. Through the “¡Lánzate! / Take Off!” Travel Award program, we are proud to help Latino students stay connected to their families. That connection to family is often the difference between staying in school and dropping out.
Online applications will be accepted through May 13, 2016, at hacu.net. The program is geared toward Latino college studentswith economic need who pursue higher education at least 200 miles away from home. All applicants must complete an online application including an essay describing their inspiration to pursue a college degree. Prizes for the program will be provided by Southwest Airlines Co.
Educators and education activists from around the country will form a diverse judging panel this summer to choose the 2016 Travel Award recipients. For more information about the prize and to view the criteria for the 2016 award program, click here. Not eligible for the program? Share it with someone you know!
Since 2005, Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), has awarded 830 students with 1,700 complimentary roundtrip tickets to Latino college students with economic need who pursue higher education at least 200 miles away from home.