Awards for Undergraduate Student Research
The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World sponsors an annual competition to honor undergraduate students who have shown great accomplishment in the study of archaeology through their writing and research. Additional information, including rules and the names of past winners, can be found on our Joukowsky Award for Student Research page.
Undergraduate Academic Prizes
Undergraduate students in archaeology are eligible for the following academic prizes:
The Minnie Helen Hicks Prizes in Classical Appreciation: instituted in 1953 from income of the Minnie Helen Hicks Prize Fund, this prize is currently awarded to the woman undergraduate who presents the best paper in the course in Greek art and archaeology or in Greek and Roman history, these being offered in alternate years.
The James Aldrich Pirce Prize: awarded from the income of a fund established in 1927 by Miss Florence Pirce in memory of her brother, a member of the class of 1892. The prize is currently awarded to the male undergraduate who presents the best paper in the course in Greek art and archaeology or in Greek and Roman history, these being offered in alternate years.
Arnold Ayer Archaeological Fellowship: established in 1911 by Dr. Oliver Henry Arnold in memory of his wife, Emma Josephius (Ayer) Arnold, this fellowship is awarded to a woman member of the graduating class who is intending a career in classical or Near Eastern archaeology, for further education in archaeology.
For post-graduate fellowship opportunities — such as Fulbright, Rhodes, or Marshall Scholarships — a starting point is the Fellowships Office of the Dean of the College and check out their List of Fellowships.