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Former NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning Creates Scholarships For Students At 6 HBCUs

NFL legend and former quarterback Peyton Manning has made a financial commitment to HBCU students in Louisiana and Tennessee to set them up for success. Recently, Manning shared that he and the Peyback Foundation — his 20-plus-year-old nonprofit for disadvantaged youth — established endowed scholarships for six HBCU schools. The recipients include Grambling State University, Southern University, Tennessee State, Fisk University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Dillard University, ESPN reports . Six HBCUs get endowed scholarships thanks to Peyton Manning. Scholarships honor legends from those universities. — HBCU Gameday (@HBCUGameday) September 13, 2020 Manning grew up in Louisiana and attended the University of Tennessee during his undergraduate years, so he thought it was only right to gift scholarships to the two places fundamental to his growth. According to Black Enterprise , Doug Williams — a senior vice president for the Washington Football Team...

Njera Perkins

Sep 21, 2020