2017 Winner of the EGF Accelerator’s Eddie Prize: Eric Hoover

Eric Hoover (Senior Writer) | The Chronicle of Higher Education

“The Long, Difficult Journey to College”

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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.

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.”