Chadwick Boseman’s legacy will include shaping the next generation of artists.
Just over a year since the Black Panther actor passed away, Netflix has established a scholarship in his memory.
The bursary, worth $5.4 million, will cover the full cost of a four-year degree at Howard University’s College of Fine Arts where the Oscar nominee himself graduated 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 Howard University President, Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D. “This scholarship embodies Chadwick’s love for Howard, his passion for storytelling, and his willingness to support future generations of Howard students.”
In tribute to Boseman, the university renamed its College of Fine Arts after him last month.
The Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship will focus on students who exemplify exceptional skills in the arts, with the initial grants being awarded to one recipient in each class starting this academic year.