YOUR GENERAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Serving Carolina students— past, present and future
Whether it’s through our publications, records,
activities or student programs, your General Alumni
Association is all about serving—our University,
our students and you — our alumni and Carolina
friends. The following scholarships are supported by
the GAA and our members, and are administered
by the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid.
Recipients are selected by the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid;
no applications are accepted for these 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.
West Jefferson, N.C.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Alexandra Mc Tier
Montgomery Village, Md.
Edisto Island, S.C.
Steven Kirk Warner
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.
Katherine Elizabeth Demby
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Allyson Denise Diggins