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Jackier Prize

Jackier Prize ceremony, 2018. Donors Larry and Eleanor Jackier with prize winners, Madeline Jacobson, Isabel Grace, and Dilyn Grabell.

What is the Jackier Prize?  

In 2013, UM alumnus Lawrence Jackier and his wife Eleanor Jackier loaned 30 archaeological artifacts from their private collection to the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology in order to facilitate hands-on exercises for students. In addition, they donated the funding to establish a cash prize for undergraduates who participate in these exercises. In 2014–2015, we opened the competition to all undergraduates at the University of Michigan. 2017–2018 prize winners are: Dilyn Grabell, a first year planning on majoring in economics with a minor in the Science, Technology and Society Program; Isabel Grace, a first year working toward a double major in organizational studies and communications; and Madeline Jacobson, a third year studying classical archaeology with a minor in Judaic studies and museum studies.

Learn more about the winners and read their essays: