The following awards and honorary lists recognize individuals who are driven by an inextinguishable will to achieve excellence in all things Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the Greater Glory of God. They pursue our Jesuit, Catholic mission with passion, perseverance and humility to be leaders and models for others.

Backer Award

The highest honor SLUH bestows upon its alumni, the Backer Award is presented to deserving graduates who best embody the principles and traditions of a Catholic, Jesuit education.

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Sacred Heart Award

The Sacred Heart Award recognizes extraordinary women and men who have discovered a love and devotion to SLUH through a passion for the school’s mission.

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Divine Award

The John J. Divine, SJ Alumni Service Award is presented to outstanding alumni in recognition of their dedicated service to SLUH.

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The 1540 List

As a tribute to St. Ignatius who founded the Jesuits in 1540, SLUH annually recognizes 15 alumni under the age of 40 who are "setting the world on fire."

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Student Awards

Each school year SLUH recognizes students from all grade levels for their exceptional leadership and achievement.

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