Remember the Florida fourth-grader we recently told you about whose homemade University of Tennessee t-shirt went viral? He's now been offered a full scholarship to the college. "In recognition of the fourth-grader's Volunteer spirit, the university has extended an offer of admission for him to join the Class of 2032," UT announced in a press release. "In addition, he has been awarded a four-year scholarship covering his tuition and fees beginning fall 2028."
“Alumni, fans, and honorary Volunteers have stepped up in response to this story,” the school says. “So far, more than 50,000 shirts featuring the boy’s design have been pre-sold by the VolShop. All proceeds from the sale of the shirts will go directly to the charity Stomp Out Bullying.” The university plans to cover the cost of the scholarship separately.
The boy's family says they are grateful to the university and “deeply touched by the overwhelming outpouring from people around the world.”