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April 1, 2012
NJ Revilla-Garcia

College Students can apply to the Lánzate! Travel Award Program through May 11

College students have until the end of April to submit their online application for the Dándole Alas a Tu Éxito/Giving Flight to Your Success™ ¡Lánzate! Travel Award Program. The program provides students who travel away from home the opportunity to apply for a travel award. To participate, applicants must meet eligibility criteria and submit an essay explaining why they deserve the travel award and what inspires them to pursue a college

College Students can apply to the Lánzate! Travel Award Program through May 11, 2012. Click here for program details.

degree. Online entries will be accepted at The deadline to submit applications has been extended to May 11, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

The essays will be evaluated by a panel of judges comprised of college professors and education advocates. The winners will receive up to four roundtrip tickets to fly Southwest Airlines to and from their college destination in order to stay connected with their families. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Student must be enrolled in a college or university away from their designated home.
  • Student must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 GPA and show financial need. HACU will verify academic standing and financial need with the respective universities after the selection committee makes their final recommendations, prior to final selection and distribution of the travel award to the student.
  • Applicants must be 18 years old or older and a legal U.S. resident.
  • All federal government regulations related to air travel and Transportation Security Administration rules must be adhered to, including but not limited to producing a valid government issued photo ID for air travel.
  • One application per student must be submitted by the specified deadline (April 30).
  • Needed travel must be to/from Southwest Airlines destinations.
  • Student should specify extent of financial need or constraints. Click here for full program details.

Southwest Airlines in conjunction with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), have offered the Dándole Alas a Tu Éxito/Giving Flight to Your Success™ ¡Lánzate! Travel Award Program for undergraduate and graduate students for eight years.

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