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Jackier Prize

Welcome to the 2018–2019 Jackier Prize Competition!

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

What is the Jackier Prize?  

Every object has a story to tell about the people who made it and those who used it or gave it value. The Jackier Prize Competition provides an opportunity for U-M undergraduate students to explore and discover the stories behind the objects at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. This competition is open to any undergraduate from any discipline at U-M. The essays (up to five) that best demonstrate excellence in archaeological research will be awarded a cash prize. This prize is made possible by the generous donation of U-M alumnus Lawrence Jackier and his wife Eleanor Jackier. Jackier Prize winners for 2018 were: Dilyn Grabell, a first-year student planning to major in economics with a minor in the Science, Technology and Society Program; Isabel Grace, another first-year student double-majoring in organizational studies and communications; and Madeline Jacobson, a third-year classical archaeology major with a minor in Judaic studies and museum studies.

Learn more about the winners and read their essays: