$5.4M SCHOLARSHIP CREATED BY HOWARD UNIVERSITY AND NETFLIX TO HONOUR LATE CHADWICK BOSEMAN

Written by on October 5, 2021

Howard University and Netflix recently announced the creation of a new $5.4m scholarship honouring the late actor and alumnus of the institution, Chadwick Boseman.

The Chadwick.A.Boseman Memorial Scholarship provides incoming students in the College of Fine Arts, which was renamed after the actor last month, with a four-year scholarship to cover the full cost of university tuition.

The $5.4m scholarship was established in conjunction with the streaming giant and Simone Ledward-Boseman the wife of Late Chadwick Boseman.

“It is with immense pleasure and deep gratitude that we announce the creation of an endowed scholarship in honour of alumnus Chadwick Boseman, whose life and contributions to the arts continues to inspire,” the Howard University president, Wayne Frederick stated.

“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,” Frederick added.

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The University said students who receive the scholarship will have demonstrated a drive for excellence, leadership, respect, empathy, passion and exceptional skills in the arts, “reminiscent of Boseman”.

Ledward Boseman described the scholarship as an opportunity for young artists to pursue higher learning, saying: “We hope to support as many students as possible by removing the financial barrier to education. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and amazed at the love and dedication shown by so many continuing to honour my husband’s work. I know he’d be proud,” she added.


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