Awarded annually since 1998, the Peyton Manning Scholarship is presented to a first-year student participating in the University of Tennessee Honors Program. The Manning Scholarship covers the costs of tuition, room, and board and is granted on the basis of academic achievement, leadership and community service.
2015 Peyton Manning Scholarship Recipients: Ainsley Ellington, Michael Lidwin, Alayna Cameron, and Jason Liang
On Monday, June 22, 2015, Peyton Manning presented the Peyton Manning Scholarship to four incoming freshmen at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Manning, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and Provost Susan Martin met with the students and their families for a brief ceremony in the Peyton Manning Locker Room at Neyland Stadium.
“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,” said Manning. “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.”
This year’s Peyton Manning Scholarship recipients are:
· Alayna Marie Cameron, from Cookeville, Tennessee, who will major in chemical engineering.
· Ainsley Caitlin Ellington, from Alcoa, Tennessee, also studying chemical engineering.
· Jason Liang, from Collierville, Tennessee, double majoring in computer science and mathematics.
· Michael Steven Lidwin, from Chantilly, Virginia, who will major in architecture.
The Peyton Manning Scholarship Endowment was established in 1998 and now has supported 25 students who have benefited from the scholarship. It is awarded to incoming students on the basis of academic achievement, leadership and community service. All Peyton Manning Scholars are part of the Haslam Scholars Program. Students in this premier honors program receive a scholarship package that totals more than $22,000 for four years and a study abroad experience valued at $4,000, as well as up to $7,000 to support an additional study abroad experience, undergraduate research and travel to present their work.
Photo courtesy of Joy Kimbrough, Tennessee Athletics.
Included in the photo are: Peyton Manning, Ainsley Ellington, Michael Lidwin and Alayna Cameron. Jason Liang is not pictured.