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Netflix creates Chadwick Boseman scholarships for Howard students

Writer: Heidi Hsia

The scholarship to support students by removing the financial barrier to education
The scholarship to support students by removing the financial barrier to education

6 Oct – Following Howard University's announcement that it has renamed its fine arts college the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts, it was revealed that the university is now working together with Netflix to grant scholarships in honour of its said alumnus.

The news was revealed by the streaming giant, stating that it is partnering up with Howard University to award a USD 5.4 million scholarship to cover a four-year studies for its incoming students.

The first scholarship, which is created by the two parties with the support of Boseman's widow, Taylor Simone Ledward-Boseman, will be awarded to one recipient in each class beginning this fall and will continue to be distributed to incoming new students every year.


Howard University renamed its College of Fine Arts to the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts.

Speaking about the scholarship, Mrs Boseman stated, "Many exemplary artists are not afforded the opportunity to pursue higher learning, we hope to support as many students as possible by removing the financial barrier to education. This endowment represents Chad's devotion to the craft, his compassion for others, and his desire to support future storytellers."

"My deepest thanks to Ted Sarandos, Scott Stuber and our family at Netflix for their generous investment into the education of all present and future Boseman Scholars, and to President Wayne Frederick, Dean Phylicia Rashad and Mr. David Bennett for their partnership and continued commitment to Chad's legacy at Howard. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude and amazed at the love and dedication shown by so many continuing to honour my husband's work. I know he'd be proud," she added.


In 2018, Chadwick Boseman delivered the commencement address to the university graduates at his alma mater


Taylor Simone Ledward- Boseman with her last husband Chadwick Boseman

Cinema Online, 06 October 2021

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