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Applications now open for the ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Travel Award Program


It wasn’t until I was hundreds of miles away from home that I realized how important it was to be around the people you love,” said student Erik Negrete. “This award doesn’t just benefit me or my family in one particular way, it allows me to worry less about finances and focus on what’s important to me—my family and education.”- 2022 ¡Lánzate! recipient


Southwest Airlines believes educated communities are empowered communities and that every student should have the opportunity to pursue their educational dreams. Through the ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Travel Award Program, Southwest partners with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to help Hispanic students stay connected with their loved ones while pursuing higher education.


Applications are now open for the 2023 ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Travel Award Program! Hispanic students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a two- or four-year college or university at least 200 miles from their home may be eligible. Recipients receive four round trip tickets valid for travel between any Southwest Airlines domestic destination.


HACU represents more than 500 colleges and universities and manages numerous programs committed to Hispanic higher education success, including internships, scholarships, college retention and advancement programs, pre-collegiate support, and career development opportunities.


To view the application and full eligibility information, visit


Through scholarships, internships, and STEM-focused learning, Southwest is committed to helping students’ dreams take flight!


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