UofL, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary to name 2022 Grawemeyer Award winners

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By Jill Scoggins

The University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary will announce the 2022 winners of five Grawemeyer Awards Dec. 6-10.

UofL presents the annual prizes for innovative ideas and works in music composition, world order, psychology and education and gives a religion prize jointly with the seminary. Award recipients will be named at 10 a.m. EST on the following dates:

  • Music Composition, Dec. 6
  • Ideas Improving World Order, Dec. 7
  • Psychology, Dec. 8
  • Education, Dec. 9
  • Religion, Dec. 10

All recipients will be asked to visit Louisville in April to accept their $100,000 prizes and give free talks about their winning ideas.

Charles Grawemeyer, a UofL graduate, former seminary trustee and philanthropist, set up the awards program in 1984 to recognize the power of creative thought and underscore the impact a single idea can have on the world. He also asked that laypeople be involved in award selection to ensure broad understanding of the winning ideas.

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