Finalist

The Long, Difficult Journey to College
Feature Writing: Magazines and Weeklies

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About the Entry

For promising students at one low-income high school, the road to college is marked by hope, frustration, and limited choices.

Entry Credit

  • 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.”

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