Peyton Manning and his wife Ashley have made a generous donation to Manning’s former college, the University of Tennessee, to fund a scholarship founded in 1998 in the quarterbacks name.
Though the amount was not disclosed, according to the university Manning donated a “significant gift.”
School spokeswomen for development and alumni affairs, Tiffany Carpenter said, that the donation would be enough to increase the annual recipients of the Manning scholarship from one student to two.
Scholarships are awarded, to students based on academic achievement, leadership and community service. The scholarship provides full tuition and boarding.
“The University of Tennessee holds a special place in my heart, and Ashley and I are excited about the opportunity to award more deserving UT students with the Manning Scholarship,” Manning said in a statement.
Prior to this donation Manning has made several other donations to his former school. One included a $100,000 donation to the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center, which is a state of the art facility that offers academic counseling services, a career development program, a student development program, a comprehensive tutoring program, a writing lab, a math lab, a computer lab, and accommodations for students with special needs.