Netflix establishes $5.4 million Chadwick Boseman scholarship at Howard College

The total scholarship will cowl 4 years of tuition at Howard’s Faculty of Tremendous Arts, which was renamed after Boseman earlier this 12 months. Boseman attended the college finding out directing and earned a bachelor of superb arts diploma in 2000.

This semester, one scholarship will probably be awarded to every class 12 months. After that, one incoming freshman will obtain the scholarship yearly. College students within the dramatic arts will probably be thought-about first.

“It’s 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 humanities proceed to encourage,” mentioned Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, president of Howard College. “This scholarship embodies Chadwick’s love for Howard, his ardour for storytelling, and his willingness to assist future generations of Howard college students. I’m grateful for the continual assist and partnership of Chadwick’s spouse, Mrs. Simone Ledward-Boseman, and to Netflix for this necessary reward.”

Netflix co-CEO and chief content material officer Ted Sarandos mentioned in a press release: “Whereas [Boseman] was taken from us too quickly, his spirit is with us at all times in his work and the great that he has impressed. He at all times spoke of his time at Howard and the optimistic approach it formed his life and profession. Now, we can have the chance to offer many future superheroes an opportunity to expertise the identical. We’re grateful to Simone and Chadwick’s complete household and our companions at Howard College for making this potential.”

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