Established in 1992, the Judd and Barbara Jacobson Award recognizes the pursuit or achievement of a business entrepreneurial endeavor by a person with a disability. This year's award recipient will receive a $10,000 cash award to advance their business endeavor.
The award is named for Judd Jacobson and his wife, Barbara. Judd was a Minnesota business leader who became a quadriplegic as a result of a diving accident in 1943.
The award exemplifies the business entrepreneurial spirit of Judd Jacobson who was a committed, creative and innovative spirit in both his vocational and avocational endeavors. Funds for the award are made possible by a gift from the late Daniel J. Gainey, a lifelong friend of Judd and Barbara Jacobson.
– Gaelynn Lea Tressler, Cheryl Bemel and Robert (Bob) Wilsie
Zach Knukey and Kelsey Peterson
Joshua Straub and Jenn Schmidt
2013 - Joel Boonstra (See article on
page 3 of Onward.)
The application period has closed.