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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. This scholarship serves as a tribute to Carolina’s Black graduates of the 1950s and 60s by providing scholarships to current first-year Black students.

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 Scholarship
    • Lt. Col. Bernard W. Dibbert Carolina Covenant Scholarship for Military Families

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

Point of Contact

Tanea Pettis '95
Assistant Director of Enrichment Programs
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Tanea has been a member of the GAA staff since 1998. She currently serves as assistant director of enrichment programs overseeing the Light on the Hill Society Scholarship, athletics, Homecoming and reunions. 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.