4 Incoming Tennessee Students Earn Manning Scholarships

Posted at 7:24 AM, Jun 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 01:33:58-04

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Alayna Cameron of Cookeville, Ainsley Ellington of Alcoa, Jason Liang of Collierville and Michael Lidwin of Chantilly, Virginia, are the 2015 winners of the University of Tennessee's Peyton Manning Scholarship.

The Manning Scholarship is given annually to incoming students in the school's Haslam Scholars program. The scholarships were presented Monday at an event featuring Manning, the Denver Broncos quarterback and Tennessee alum.

Manning was in Knoxville for his annual golf tournament benefiting the East Tennessee Children's Hospital and the PeyBack Foundation. He also participated in a ceremony renaming Gate 16 of Neyland Stadium as the Gus Manning Gate to honor the longtime Tennessee athletic official, who isn't related to the quarterback. The renaming was done as part of Peyton Manning's $3 million donation to his alma mater.

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