Named for the late Harvey Beech, the first African-American student to graduate from UNC, the awards have been given annually since 1989 to recognize community leadership and support of UNC-Chapel Hill and the Black Alumni Reunion.
Click here to see previous Harvey Beech Recipients.

Attention Sophomores and Juniors: 2016 Harvey Beech Scholarship Applications Now Available!

Winners are chosen based on academic GPA improvement (semester-based or cumulative), financial need, and contributions to campus life. The scholarships are open to all sophomores and juniors at UNC-Chapel Hill. Click here for FAQs.

Application Form

Applications for 2017 are currently closed. The 2018 Harvey Beech Scholarship applications will be announced in early 2018. 

Scholarship Selection Guidelines

  1. The scholarship committee shall be composed of representatives of the following organizations: the Black Student Movement, the Carolina Indian Circle, the Carolina Hispanic Association, the National Pan Hellenic Council, the Executive Branch of Student Government, the Center for Student Success and Academic Counseling, the University Office for Diversity & Inclusion (2), and the Office for Scholarships and Student Aid.
  2. The representative for the University Office for Diversity & Inclusion will serve as the chair of the committee or designate the chair of the scholarship committee from among the committee members. The scholarship committee shall determine the scholarship recipients based on (in order of importance): academic GPA improvement from within the previous academic year (semester or cumulative for one year), contributions to campus life, and demonstrate financial need (impact of scholarship). Scholarships shall be awarded in coordination with the University’s Office of Student Aid.
  3. The Scholarship Committee shall award (3) scholarships in the amount of $1,500 annually. The amount of the scholarship may be revised from time to time based upon recommendations of the Scholarship Committee with approval by the Board of Directors. The scholarship recipient(s) will be selected by the close of the Spring semester and awarded at the beginning of the following Fall semester.
  4. All supporting material (recommendation and unofficial transcript) can be dropped off at 09 South Building to Tanisha Henderson, Office for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, CB #9125, by Tuesday, March 21st.

Contact  Sophia McFarlane for further information