Southwest Airlines Co., in partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), has awarded 187 students complimentary roundtrip air travel as part of the ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! travel award program. The 2019 recipients are from 120 different schools across the country ranging from freshman to graduate students. Each year, ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! provides roundtrip air travel for recipients who meet socioeconomic and other criteria. A panel of judges comprised of college professors and education advocates met to select the recipients, who each were awarded four roundtrip tickets to allow them to stay connected with their families throughout the school year.
"Without the assistance of Southwest, my attempt to pursue an undergraduate degree would have been nearly impossible," said Jessica Arzola, a ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Travel Award alumna and student at New York University (NYU). "I have been, and always will be, incredibly grateful to Southwest Airlines." Read more.