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: 2018 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.

Applications are now CLOSED. Please check here in April for announcements in this year’s Scholarship recipients.

Scholarship Selection Guidelines

  1. The scholarship committee shall be composed of representatives of the multiple student organizations and administrative units, and led by the University Office for Diversity & Inclusion with the Office for Scholarships and Student Aid as an advisory partner.
  2. 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 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 04 South Building to Taneisha Henderson, University Office for Diversity & Inclusion, by Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Contact Sophia McFarlane for further information