LOS ANGELES: Howard University and Netflix They have announced they will award a $5.4 million endowed award that will honor late actor and producer former students Chadwick A Boseman . In a press statement issued by the streaming platform it is Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship will provide incoming students from the College of Fine Arts by a four-year award to pay for the entire cost of tuition to the university.
“It is with immense joy and profound thanks that we are able to announce launching of a endowed scholarship in memory of an alumnus. Chadwick Boseman The life of this man and his contributions to the arts continue to invigorate,” Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick made in a press release.
“This award embodies Chadwick’s passion for Howard as well as his love of storytelling, and his determination to provide support to the next generation of Howard students. I am grateful for the ongoing assistance and cooperation of his wife, Mrs. Simone Ledward Boseman and also to Netflix for this gift of importance,” he added.
The scholarship was founded with the help of Boseman’s wife, Simone Ledward-Boseman and sponsorship and sponsorship Netflix.
The award will be presented to students who demonstrate extraordinary talents in the arts that are reminiscent of the award-winning actor and his principles such as a drive to be a leader, excellence as well as respect, empathy and passion, as well as to those with financial need.
The first year of the program will begin by awarding four prizes to each member of the class in the coming years. They will distribute awards to freshman students every year on a regular basis.
Ledward Boseman said that the donation symbolizes her husband’s commitment to his craft and his determination to assist future storytellers.
“Many outstanding artists are not allowed to further their education, and we want to help as many students as we can by removing the financial barriers to higher education. The endowment is a reflection of Chad’s dedication to the art of storytelling and his love for the community and his determination to help the next generation of storytellers.
“I’m overwhelmed by gratitude and amazed by the devotion and love that so many continue to pay tribute to my husband’s work. I’m sure he’d be proud,” she said.
Ted Sarandos, Netflix Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer, said they are delighted to be a part of the new superheroes.
“It is with immense satisfaction that we announce the gift to the Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship. While he passed away from us at a young age His spirit remains present in all of his work and in the goodness that he’s inspired. He was always talking about his experiences at Howard and the way it affected his life and professional career. We now be able to provide the next generation of superheroes to have the same experience” said Sarandos.
Boseman who achieved international recognition as the Boseman, who became the King T’Challa of the fictional African country Wakanda also known as the his superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was killed in August of 2020 at 43 after an eight-year battle for colon cancer.