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  • Tepper Scholars cohorts stand with Nicole Tepper at the historic Horseshoe.

Tepper Scholars Program

The David and Nicole Tepper Scholars Program provides four-year scholarships to four incoming sport and entertainment management freshmen each year. Tepper Scholars will receive funding to cover approximately half of their tuition costs. They will also benefit from direct mentorship and will participate in additional enrichment opportunities throughout their four years of study in the program.

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.

  • David and Nicole Tepper smiling
  • David and Nicole Tepper

    The David and Nicole Tepper Scholars Program was created with an impactful gift from David and Nicole 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.

 

 

How to Apply

Incoming University of South Carolina freshmen who are  majoring in sport and entertainment management can apply for the Tepper Scholars Program after they have been admitted. Applications are due by March 15 for the upcoming fall semester. The application for students beginning fall 2022 is not closed. The application for incoming freshman admitted for fall 2023 will open in February 2023. 

Department of 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 a top 20 graduate degree in sport management in the world, and its Ph.D. program is renowned for cutting-edge research and scholarship.

About the Tepper Scholarship Program

The David and Nicole 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 Major League Soccer's Charlotte FC. 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.

USC'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. 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 USC sport and entertainment management students.

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