Chadwick Boseman Honored By Netflix & Howard University With $5.4 Million Scholarship Named After Him
Howard University graduate and beloved actor, Chadwick Boseman, is being honored by his alma mater with a $5.4 million scholarship. It’s been named the Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship and it will cover four years of college tuition in full for students preferentially coming from the dramatic arts field.
On Sept. 3rd. Howard University offiically renamed the College of Fine Arts to the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts. Reportedly, the recipients will have to embody the late actor’s values which include: a drive for excellence, leadership, respect, empathy, and passion.
Netflix is the inaugural donor for the scholarship and the first four recipients for each class have already been selected for this fall. The scholarship will be awarded to a freshman each year from now on. The President of Howard, Wayne A.I. Frederick, released a statement and expressed what the scholarship means to the HBCU’s community.
“This scholarship embodies Chadwick’s love for Howard, his passion for storytelling and his willingness to support future generations of Howard students. I am thankful for the continuous support and partnership of Chadwick’s wife, Mrs. Simone Ledward-Boseman, and to Netflix for this important gift.”
Netflix’s co-CEO and chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, also said in a statement:
“While [Boseman] was taken from us too soon, his spirit is with us always in his work and the good that he has inspired. He always spoke of his time at Howard and the positive way it shaped his life and career. Now, we will have the opportunity to give many future superheroes a chance to experience the same. We are grateful to Simone and Chadwick’s whole family and our partners at Howard University for making this possible.”
Chadwick Boseman passed on Aug. 28, 2020, from his silent battle with colon cancer. He was only 43 years old and the news sent shockwaves through Hollywood. His legacy continues to live in the many lives he’s touched through his films and in the many people that got the chance to personally know him.
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