Awards & Medals Reference Guide
This guide is intended for individuals who have been asked to serve as a reference for an award or medal nomination. Your contribution to the process is very important. In the interest of efficiency and speed, all references are submitted online through BEAM, our Awards and Honors System.
Please remember that the nominee should not participate in the nomination process, nor be aware that they have been nominated. Please do not contact the nominee directly regarding their nomination.
The nominator will enter your name and contact information into BEAM. You will then receive an email from email@example.com with a link to the reference form.
If you have difficultly accessing BEAM, please contact the Awards Office or use the password reset link in the email.
Important - please do not create a new account as it won’t be associated with your reference request(s).
All reference information is submitted online through BEAM. Any documents must be uploaded as PDF files. The following is needed for a reference:
Note: Nominations are automatically considered for three consecutive review cycles. Reference letters are carried over into the next cycle automatically. While no changes or new letters are required, it is recommended that references update their documents to make sure the information is current. Please note that the review committee can only see the most current letter submitted, they do not have access to materials submitted in prior cycles.
Information Available to References
When you access the reference submission site you will see the following information:
Reference Do's and Don'ts