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Peyton Manning awards scholarships to select students

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning's Scholarship Endowment granted scholarship packages to four incoming University of Tennessee first-year students on Monday.

"We are grateful for the opportunities we have had to give the gift of an education to deserving UT students every year through the scholarship program," Manning told UTSports.com. "It means a great deal to us to give young people an edge in maximizing their potential. This scholarship program and its recipients have developed into a family, and witnessing the growth and successes of these students academically, personally, and ultimately as professionals in the workforce has made this one of our most rewarding endeavors."

Manning made a $3 million leadership contribution to Tennessee to the scholarship endowment and the school's football program back in April. The scholarship program began in 1998 and provides a four-year scholarship to first-year students exemplifying academic achievement, leaderhsip and community service and participating in the honors program at Tennessee.

Manning, along with Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and Provost Susan Martin, met with the four students and their families for a ceremony commemorating their achievements.

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