Bullied Tennessee fan with homemade T-shirt offered scholarship for Class of 2032

His homemade T-shirt became official university design that sold thousands

A boy's homemade "U.T." design that was turned into an official University of Tennessee T-shirt has been selling wildly, according to the school.

ROANOKE, Va. – A young University of Tennessee fan is getting the opportunity of a lifetime.

UT is offering "honorary admission" for him to join the Class of 2032. He has also been awarded a four-year scholarship covering his tuition and fees beginning fall 2028, should he meet admission requirements and decide to attend the school, according to the University of Tennessee.

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Many at this point have heard the boy's story: He created his own homemade UT T-shirt and was bullied for it. Then, UT used the boy's design in a T-shirt that sold rapidly. Demand for the shirt caused the campus store's website to crash. The university did not profit off of the T-shirt sales; all proceeds went to the Stomp Out Bullying charity.

So far, more than 50,000 shirts featuring the boy's design have been presold, according to the University of Tennessee.

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