Finalist

Lower Income, Higher Ed
Broadcast
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

Source: WAMU

As a nation, we’ve concentrated a lot on getting low-income students like Christopher Feaster into college. What we haven’t focused on is whether those students complete college.

Comments from the Judges:

“Excellent choice to focus on one student to uncover the struggles of first-generation college students who don’t get the support they need when they’re off to college, despite being academically suited for it. ‘I thought that was the end of the story,’ the reporter said. But she followed up. ‘Christopher’s story is far more common than I had thought.’ Good for you for pursuing his story.”

EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2017 National Awards for Education Reporting.