Robinson-Appel Humanitarian Awards

Fall Due Date is Thursday, October 15, 2020. Application on Qualtrics will open in late August.

Cornell alumni Gerald Robinson '54, Margot Robinson '55, Robert Appel '53, and Helen Appel '55 established the Robinson-Appel award to recognize and honor students who have had significant involvement in community service by providing support for their projects, which address a community's social needs or problems. Three projects are selected, and each receives $2,500 to further a community service project initiated and proposed by Cornell students. The focus of the project's efforts may be the Cornell campus, the Ithaca community, or a location outside of Tompkins County (but within the United States and its territories). 

The Award is granted on the basis of:

  • The candidate's proposal to use the award money for an innovative approach to a social, governmental, or legal problem within a community.
  • This effort should demonstrate the student's initiative and ability to translate ideals into the practical result of meeting community needs. Proposals should include a timeline of completion, plans for evaluation, and a budget outline. All applications must be accompanied by supporting documentation and/or a letter of nomination from agency personnel or a member of Cornell's faculty or staff.
  • Previous community service. To better judge the capability of carrying out the project, the committee needs an understanding of previous experience in humanitarian service during the preceding twelve-month period.

Fall Due Date is Thursday, October 15, 2020. Application on Qualtrics will open in late August.

 

Robinson-Appel Humanitarian Award Winners

2019 Winners

  • Naedum DomNwachuku '20 - Scholars in Our Society and Africa
  • Hayley Nilles '21 - GirlVentures
  • Claire Pan '20 - Our Story