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    Tepper Scholars Program

    The Nicole and David Tepper Scholars Program provides four-year scholarships to four incoming freshmen each year. Tepper Scholars will receive $10,000 per year toward their education, benefit from direct mentorship and will participate in additional enrichment opportunities throughout their four years of study in the program.

    This new program is being created with an impactful gift from Nicole and David Tepper, owners of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and Charlotte’s Major League Soccer team. The Tepper Scholars Program seeks the best and brightest students with a passion for furthering their education, and ultimately their career, in the field of sport and entertainment management.

    Selection for the Tepper Scholars Program is based on academic merit and commitment to sport and entertainment management with an emphasis on supporting underrepresented student populations.

    How to Apply

    The application period for the 2021-2025 Tepper Scholars Cohort has now closed. Incoming University of South Carolina freshmen who are beginning school in fall 2022 and majoring in sport and entertainment management will be invited to apply in spring 2022. 

    UofSC's Sport and Entertainment Management Program

    The University of South Carolina's Department of Sport and Entertainment Management is a world leader in providing top-ranked degree programs and innovative research.  It offers a bachelor's degree in sport and entertainment management with options to specialize in event management, venue management, sport management or entertainment management. It also offers a master's degree that is recognized as the No. 6 graduate degree in sport management in the world, and its Ph.D. program is renowned for cutting-edge research and scholarship.

    Click here to learn more about UofSC's Department of Sport and Entertainment Management here. 

    About the Teppers

    The Nicole and David Tepper Scholars Program was established in 2020 thanks to an impactful gift from David and Nicole Tepper.  David Tepper is the founder and president of Appaloosa Management, L.P. and owner of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and Charlotte’s Major League Soccer team.

    The Teppers’ charitable efforts are focused on the core beliefs that everyone deserves an education and access to health care resources, and that no one should go to bed hungry.

    "UofSC's Department of Sport and Entertainment Management is one of the very best programs in the country with an impressive faculty roster that is innovative and business focused," says Nicole Tepper. "We have seen firsthand their industry expertise, passion and commitment to building the next generation of leaders in our field. We hope this gift will ensure continued personal growth and outstanding career preparation for UofSC sport and entertainment management students.”

     


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