The Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award is annually presented to a humanitarian within the NYU community who embodies and exemplifies the characteristics promoted by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—"a vision of peace, persistence in purpose, and inspirational action." The recipient must be an NYU alumnus or alumna, or a current NYU faculty or staff member.

The 2024 Humanitarian Award recipient will be celebrated during NYU MLK Week (February 5–10) and honored at the University-Wide Event on Thursday, February 8, 2024.