Black Enterprise reports “Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning will sponsor six endowment scholarships at at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in Louisiana and Tennessee.”
“Manning grew up in Louisiana and attended the University of Tennessee. Both states have several HBCUs which are vital to the state’s cultural identity and economy.
The scholarships are named after influential individuals who have made an impact not only on their specific institutions but on the nation.”
Dr. Norman Francis (Xavier University), Doug Williams (Grambling State University), Wilma Rudolph (Tennessee State University), Harold Carmichael (Southern University), Dr. Reavis L. Mitchell, Jr (Fisk University) and Dr. Michael Lomax (Dillard University).