October 10, 2023

HACU and Southwest Airlines announce student recipients of ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Travel Award Program

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and Southwest Airlines have announced 185 college students will receive round-trip air travel through Southwest Airlines, as part of the SWA ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Program. The program helps Hispanic college students stay connected with their family during the school year.

“The students who receive this travel award are pursuing their college degrees hundreds of miles from home, often in an unfamiliar city or state. It can be a stressful time for many of them,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “This partnership with Southwest Airlines that has been in place for nearly two decades helps students stay connected to their families, playing a significant role in their higher education success.”

The awardees were selected from students across the nation who submitted essays that described how the travel award would help them achieve their goal to pursue a higher education.

The ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Program, in its 19th year, awarded four round trip tickets to each of the 2023 recipients.

For a complete list of all student recipients, click here.