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The Minnie and Joe Engel Student Humanitarian Award

The Minnie and Joe Engel

Student Humanitarian Award 

The Minnie and Joe Engel Student Humanitarian Award recognizes a Buffalo State undergraduate student who has demonstrated personal character through altruism, volunteer service and the giving of oneself to the campus and the larger community. The Engel Humanitarian Award recognizes the full measure of a person’s worth, not just as a scholar, but as someone whose efforts on behalf of others define a quality of character that embodies core values that merit recognition. A plaque and award citing the recipient’s distinction is presented at a ceremony held in the spring and the recipient may receive a monetary award, pending availability of funds.

Criteria for Selection:

  • Undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior enrolled full time (minimum 12 credit hours) at Buffalo State during the academic year in which the award is made.
  • Evidence of exemplary personal character and altruism.
  • Evidence of volunteer service on campus and within the larger community while a student at Buffalo State.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.


Applications are due March 1, 2019
Click here for the submission form


Please contact our office with any questions:, (716)878-4631, Campbell Student Union - room 400


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Student Leadership and Engagement

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Campbell Student Union 400 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-4631 •  Fax: (716) 878-5600