Netflix is establishing an endowed scholarship fund of $5.4 million to Howard University in memory of Chadwick Boseman.
The Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship will provide 4-year awards to cover the full cost of tuition to incoming students in the College of Fine Arts. It was established with the support of Boseman’s wife, Simone Ledward-Boseman, and with sponsorship from Netflix as the inaugural donor.
The scholarship will focus on students who demonstrate financial need and who exemplify exceptional skills in the arts reminiscent of Boseman.
The inaugural year, beginning this fall, will begin with four awards representing one member of each graduating class. It will continue to be distributed to an incoming freshman each year on an annual basis.
Boseman was an alumnus of Howard graduating with a BA in directing in 2000. He died in August 2020 from colon cancer at age 43.