UT offers young Vol fan bullied for making own T-shirt admission, full scholarship
The young Vol fan who was bullied for making his own UT T-shirt will get to go to the University of Tennessee for free.
A photo of the Florida boy wearing the shirt he made went viral this month after his teacher shared a message on Facebook about how he was bullied for wearing it.
According to a Facebook post from his teacher, Laura Snyder, the boy wanted to represent the Vols on college colors day at his elementary school, but he didn't have a UT shirt. So he got creative, making his own by drawing a UT logo on a white piece of paper and pinning it on an orange shirt.
"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. In addition, he has been awarded a four-year scholarship covering his tuition and fees beginning fall 2028 should he decide to attend UT and meet admission requirements," the university said Thursday.
His scribbles and uneven letters touched hearts from all over.
Immediately, Vol Nation united to send the boy a box full of Tennessee gear.
The Vol Shop, UT Athletics, and the UT Alumni Association put together a 35-pound box full of Big Orange goodies and overnighted it to him.