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The Opus Prize

Saint Louis University students and faculty are partnering with the Opus Prize Foundation to select finalists for the 2019 Opus Prize awards.

Each year, the Opus Prize Foundation chooses one Catholic university to help it award one $1 million and two $100,000 prizes recognizing individuals who are addressing persistent and pressing social problems. Collectively, these are among the world’s largest faith-based, humanitarian awards for social innovation. 

From Nov. 17-22, 2019, Saint Louis University will host all three finalists for a week-long celebration, including an awards ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri. During this week, the SLU community will have the opportunity to engage with and learn from these humanitarians, who have devoted their lives to service.

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SLU and the Opus Prize

Hosting the 2019 Opus Prize is an opportunity for SLU students, faculty, staff and the greater St. Louis community to engage with leaders who are addressing the social justice issues of our time in communities around the globe.

By awarding the Opus Prize on college campuses, students are challenged to build meaningful connections, experience personal transformation and to live lives of service.

Opus Prize laureates are motivated by faith to create new opportunities for transformation and impact. Recipients are selected based on their entrepreneurial spirit and abiding faith to address global issues like poverty, illiteracy, hunger, disease and injustice.

The partnership between SLU and the Opus Prize Foundation supports the work of faith-based, social entrepreneurs around the world while seeking to inspire the next generation of leaders to pursue lives of service.