Beech Outstanding Senior Award

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Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Senior Award

Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019

In 1997 Harvey E. Beech ’52, Carolina’s first African-American graduate, made a monetary gift to the UNC Black Alumni Reunion. The result of this gift was the creation of the Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Senior Award. This award recognizes an African-American graduating senior who has excelled academically, displayed outstanding leadership abilities and has been a pillar within the campus community.

Application Timeline

  • Deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 11:59 p.m. (EDT)
  • Interview Notification: Saturday, Oct. 12 (via email)
  • Semi-Finalist Interviews:
    • Monday, Oct. 14, time frame: 6–9 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Oct. 15, time frame: 6–9 p.m.
  • Finalists Notification: Wednesday, Oct. 16
  • Winner Notification: Wednesday, Oct. 23 (during BAR Student Alumni Dinner)

Application Requirements

To be considered, applicants must:

  • Submit a completed application, electronically, by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
  • Have senior standing (class of 2020)
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate for the fall 2019
  • Be on track to graduate in the fall 2019, spring or summer 2020.
  • If notified, must attend a 20-minute interview (see timeline above).
  • If selected as a finalist, must attend the 2019 Student Alumni Dinner (see timeline above).

Application Process

  • Nominations are not accepted for this award. Students must apply to be considered.
  • The BAR Student Engagement Committee, alumni and staff members will review all applications and will determine which applicants to interview; not all applicants will be granted an interview.
  • If you are selected for an interview, you will be required to attend one 20-minute interview with the committee. Interviews will be held on Monday, Oct. 14 and Tuesday, Oct. 15
  • If you cannot attend this interview date due to a work or school obligation, please send an email immediately to  to determine if rescheduling is possible.
  • Finalists will be selected from the interview round with the award winner being named during the Student Alumni Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 23.
  • Apply online today.