AERA Member Wins Grawemeyer Award

January 2018

AERA member Sara Goldrick-Rab (Temple University) has been selected as the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education recipient by the University of Louisville.

Goldrick-Rab is a professor of higher education policy and sociology at Temple University. Her research focuses on the efficacy and distributional implications of financial aid policies, welfare reform, and a range of interventions aimed at increasing college attainment among marginalized populations.

She was presented with the Grawemeyer Award based off her findings in her 2016 book, Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid and the Betrayal of the American Dream, which examined the financial consequences and burdens of a college education.

The Grawemeyer Award in Education is intended to stimulate the dissemination, public scrutiny, and implementation of ideas that have potential to bring about significant improvement in educational practice and advances in educational attainment. The award was created not only to reward the individuals responsible, but also to draw attention to their ideas, proposals, or achievements. The award is designed to recognize a specific recent idea/study rather than a lifetime of accomplishment.

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