Giants QB Eli Manning Donates $1M to Ole Miss

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and his wife, Abby, has donated $1 million dollars towards "Ole Miss Opportunity", a need-based scholarship program at the University of Mississippi.

The Mannings met while both were undergraduates at Ole Miss, and keep a home in Oxford.

"We recently talked with Chancellor Jones about several ways that we could give back," Eli said. "Abby and I were drawn to this program of helping people who might not be able to attend college otherwise. To us, it was a way of truly helping a lot of people."

According to the press release, "the program fills the funding gap after all federal, state, institutional and private scholarships and grants awarded to a student have been considered, ensuring that eligible Mississippi students receive financial aid support to cover the average cost of tuition, housing and an allowance for meals. Criteria for eligibility include a family adjusted gross income at or below $30,000."

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