Howard U launches $5.4 million Chadwick A. Boseman scholarship

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The scholarship, funded by Netflix, will benefit students of the newly reestablished College of Fine Arts, which was named for the esteemed alumnus in May.

Chadwick Boseman’s legacy at Howard University and his prospective impact on future generations continues to grow larger, with Netflix partnering with the university to establish a $5.4 million scholarship in the late actor’s name.

The Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship will provide incoming students in the newly reestablished College of Fine Arts (which was named for the esteemed alumnus in May) with a four-year scholarship to cover the full cost of university tuition.

A press release announcing the fund’s establishment explained that the first scholarships will be awarded this fall to one recipient in each class, and will subsequently be distributed to an incoming freshman on an annual basis. The scholarship will focus on students who exemplify exceptional skills in the arts and who demonstrate financial need, with preference given to students in the dramatic arts who exemplify Boseman’s values, specifically demonstrating a drive for excellence, leadership, respect, empathy and passion.

The fund highlights Boseman’s continued connection to Netflix, as two of the actor’s final roles were in partnership with the streamer, including the actor’s portrayal of Stormin’ Norman in Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods.” For his work as Levee in the Netflix adaptation of August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Boseman posthumously earned an Academy Award nomination for best actor and won the Golden Globe, NAACP Image and Screen Actors Guild Awards, among numerous other critics group honors.

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