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GAA membership dues help support a wide variety student programs on campus. But before our aspiring students arrive, most need to put together a plan to pay for their education.

Your tax-deductible gift toward a scholarship of your choice can make a significant impact on what is a crucial deciding factor for many when considering Carolina.

Your gift can support a student from your community or complement an area of more personal interest. Scholarships include:

Carolina Club Scholarships

Many GAA-sponsored Carolina Clubs have established local scholarships to support Carolina students from their areas. 49 students from 21 GAA-sponsored local Carolina Club regions received a Carolina Club scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year.

Special Gift Instructions:  After clicking on “Make a Gift” button, the first box on the next screen will feature a drop-down box with “General Alumni Association” listed by default.  Click on this drop-down box and select “Regional Scholarships”. The 2nd drop-down box will then prompt you with “Please select a fund”.  Clicking on this drop-down box will allow you to select a specific regional scholarship of your choice.

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Light on the Hill Society Scholarship

The GAA-supported Black Alumni Reunion created the Light on the Hill Society scholarship in 2007. These scholarships serve 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 committee through an application process.

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Other GAA Supported Scholarships

  • GAA Scholars
  • Dibbert Scholars
  • J. Maryon “Spike” Saunders Scholar

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Additional scholarship opportunities offered through the Office Scholarships and Student Aid.

Point of Contact

Tanea Pettis '95
Manager of Affinity Activities Affinity/Special Interest Activities, Light on the Hill Society Scholarship
919-843-9694
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Tanea has been a member of the GAA staff since 1998.  She currently serves as manager of affinity activities, overseeing affinity/special interest reunions, athletics, Homecoming, the Light on the Hill Society scholarship, local outreach and young alumni programming.  She’s a dedicated member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., carries her NOOK with her wherever she goes and has a large collection of Coca-Cola bottles from across the world in her office.