In 2001, the GAA established a $500,000 scholarship endowment that provides the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid a means to help attract the best and brightest students. Three students from the incoming class of 2005 were selected as the inaugural GAA Scholars.
In 2007, the GAA Board of Directors added $50,000 to the endowment in honor of GAA President Doug Dibbert ’70 and his 25 years of service.
In 2019, the GAA honored the father of long-time president Doug Dibbert, with a $2 million gift to UNC. The Lt. Col. Bernard W. Dibbert Carolina Covenant for Military Families Endowed Scholarship Fund will aid military-affiliated students eligible for the Carolina Covenant, which provides UNC students from low-income families the opportunity to graduate without loan debt.
All scholars are selected by the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid. Scholars are invited to attend GAA Board of Directors’ Dinners, Scholar Receptions and other student events sponsored by the Association. Complete list of current and former GAA/Dibbert Scholars.