Your General Alumni Association serves Carolina and our students – past, present and future. The following scholarships are supported by the GAA and our members. Learn more about the GAA’s scholarships and current scholars.

Unless otherwise noted, applications are not required and recipients are selected by the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid.

GAA and Dibbert Scholarships

In 2001, the General Alumni Association established a $500,000 scholarship endowment that provides Carolina additional resources to help attract the best and brightest students. In 2007, the GAA Board of Directors added $50,000 to the GAA Scholars program in honor of GAA President Douglas S. Dibbert’s 25 years of service to the Association. Learn more.

Carolina Club Scholarships

GAA-sponsored Carolina Clubs are encouraged to support Carolina students from their area through local club scholarships. Funds are raised by Carolina alumni and friends. Learn more.

J. Maryon “Spike” Saunders Scholarship

J. Maryon “Spike” Saunders ’25 led the General Alumni Association for 43 years and without fanfare built its membership from 700 to more than 15,000. Upon Spike’s death in 1995, the GAA solicited funds to establish the J. Maryon “Spike” Saunders Scholarship.

Light on the Hill Society Scholarship

In 2005, during the 25th anniversary celebration of the GAA-supported Black Alumni Reunion (BAR), the BAR committee created the Light on the Hill Society (LOTH) Scholarship. This scholarship serves as a tribute to Carolina’s early African-American graduates of the 1950s and as a vehicle to support the academic pursuits of Carolina’s African-American undergraduates. Scholars are selected by the Light on the Hill Society scholarship selection committee through an application process. Learn more.