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Updated May 3, 2021 

March 16, 2021

Chris de Hoyos


Deadline Extended for Southwest Airlines ¡Lánzate! Travel Awards program

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and Southwest Airlines have extended the deadline for applications for the 17th Annual ¡Lánzate! / Take Off! Travel Program. Online applications will be accepted through May 14, 2021.

Through this national initiative, HACU and Southwest Airlines will award roundtrip flights to undergraduate and graduate students across the country who travel at least 200 miles from home to pursue a higher education and meet the eligibility criteria, including the submission of a required essay. Selected students receive tickets for use to travel between home and college or university.

“The ¡Lánzate! travel awards have provided many college students a way to visit their families when they may not have otherwise had the financial means to do so,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “This past year, the pandemic has caused a financial strain on many families, and we are grateful to Southwest Airlines for their ongoing support of college students.”

For eligibility criteria and to apply, click here.