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Netflix has established a new $5.4 million dollar scholarship to honor Chadwick A. Boseman.
Today we announce the $5.4 million endowed scholarship from Netflix & the family of alumnus Chadwick A. Boseman. The scholarship will be given to students from COFA who represent Boseman’s values & character as a continuance to his legacy.
— Howard University (@HowardU) October 4, 2021
The scholarship is available at the late actor, director, and writer’s alma mater Howard University and will cover all four years of tuition at their College of Fine Arts, which was renamed earlier this year after Boseman.
The scholarship will be awarded to one incoming freshman who exemplifies exceptional skill in the arts and demonstrates financial need on an annual basis.
“It is with immense pleasure and deep gratitude that we announce the creation of an endowed scholarship in honor of alumnus, Chadwick Boseman, whose life and contributions to the arts continue to inspire,” said Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D. “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.”
Boseman died back in August 2020 after fighting a battle with cancer at the age of 43.
“While [Boseman] was taken from us too soon, his spirit is with us always in his work and the good that he has inspired,” Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “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.”