Beech Outstanding Senior Award

Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Senior Award

Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018

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: Sunday, Oct. 14, 11:59 p.m. (EDT)
  • Interview Notification: Wednesday, Oct. 18 (via email)
  • Semi-Finalist Interviews: Monday, Oct. 22 and Tuesday, Oct. 23 (time frame will be 6 – 9 p.m.)
  • Finalists Notification: Wednesday, Oct. 24
  • Winner Notification: Thursday, Nov. 1 (during BAR Student Alumni Dinner)

Application Requirements

  • Must submit a completed application, electronically, by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Sunday, Oct. 14.
  • Must have senior standing (class of 2019)
  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate for the fall 2018
  • Must be on track to graduate in the fall 2018, spring or summer 2019.
  • If notified, must attend a 20-minute interview (see timeline above).
  • If selected as a finalist, must attend the 2018 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. 22 and Tuesday, Oct. 23
  • 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 Thursday, Nov. 1.
  • Submit your application today.