Carol Ann Douglas and Stephen D. Sills Scholarship

The Carol Ann Douglas and Stephen D. Sills Scholarship was established by Thomas “Tom” J. Sills, in loving memory of his mother and brother. Tom is a proud UNC Charlotte alumnus (’92 History ’02 MPA) and is a U.S. veteran who served three tours of duty in Iraq.

The Carol Ann Douglas and Stephen D. Sills Scholarship is an endowed scholarship, which provides annual support in perpetuity to degree-seeking, non-traditional students with demonstrated financial need and demonstrated potential for academic success in their chosen program of study.

About Carol Ann Douglas and Stephen D. Sills

Carol Ann Douglas began her college degree as a traditional-aged student, but with only 18 hours remaining, circumstances required her to complete her coursework by correspondence. From that experience, Carol developed a heart for adult learners who were forced to delay or interrupt their education for family, financial, or other reasons. She always delighted in the success of adult students who achieved in spite of the obstacles they faced, and she supported such students at UNC Charlotte through the Office of Adult Students and Evening Services (OASES) program. Carol served on the Board of Directors of the UNC Charlotte Foundation. For her philanthropic work at UNC Charlotte and beyond, Carol was awarded the Outstanding Legacy Award for the Charlotte, North Carolina Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Carol passed on August 4, 2011.

Stephen Douglas Sills was a native of Charlotte and UNC Charlotte alumnus who moved to Alabama during his adult life. An IT professional, he was a long-time database manager for Raycom Media. He was dearly loved and is keenly missed by his family and colleagues, who described him as a kindhearted, warm, and caring problem solver who was always willing to lend a hand and to share his knowledge and expertise to help others grow. Stephen passed on January 30, 2019.

More Information/Make A Gift

For more information or to make a gift to the Carol Ann Douglas and Stephen D. Sills Scholarship, please contact Amy Shehee, Senior Director, Principal and Planned Gifts, at or 704-687-0301.