Netflix and Howard University have established a $5.4 million scholarship in honor of Chadwick Boseman. Dubbed The Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship, it will cover four years of tuition at Howard’s College of Fine Arts, renamed for Boseman after his death following a private battle with colon cancer in August of 2020.
The late star attended Howard, earning a bachelor of fine arts in 2000.
“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, president of Howard University. “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.”