Chadwick Boseman’s legacy continues!
On Monday (October 4), Netflix and Howard University announced that they will launch the Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship geared toward incoming students with plans to study fine arts. The fund is in the amount of $5.4 million and follows the announcement to rename the school in his honor earlier this year.
“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 Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, Howard University President, in an official statement. “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.”
The recipients will all exemplify “a drive for excellence, leadership, respect, empathy, and passion,” per the school.
“It is with enormous pride that we announce our endowment of the Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship. While he 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” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix co-CEO, and chief content officer. “We are grateful to Simone and Chadwick’s whole family and our partners at Howard University for making this possible.”
Boseman, who lost an ongoing battle with colon cancer in August 2020, earned his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the Howard School of Fine Arts in 2000.
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