The Long, Difficult Journey to College
The Edwin Gould Foundation Eddie Prize
About the Entry
The Chronicle of Higher Education accompanies promising students at low-income high schools on the winding road to college and explores the bureaucratic barriers that can throw such students off track while pursuing their degrees.
- Eric Hoover, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Comments from the Judges
“A compelling series on a long-neglected issue. The stories could easily have become overly technical, but Eric Hoover has a knack for finding vivid stories and telling them compassionately.”
“This three-part package is a deep dive into the problem that low-income students, face in financing a college education — and they go far beyond coping with the FAFSA.”
EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2017 National Awards for Education Reporting.