It will be issued to students of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Howard University, where the late actor studied.
Streaming service Netflix partnered with Howard University in Washington DC to launch the Chadwick Boseman Fellowship, who passed away last August. It will help talented students pay for their tuition throughout their studies.
According to Variety, the size of the scholarship fund is $ 5.4 million. Fellows will be selected from among freshmen of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Howard University, which bears the name of Boseman. In the late 90s and early 2000s, the actor graduated from this faculty, actively fought against its closure and to a large extent contributed to its reopening.
“It is with great pleasure and gratitude that we are announcing the creation of a fellowship in honor of alumnus Chadwick Boseman, whose life and contributions to the arts continue to inspire. This scholarship epitomizes Chadwick’s love for Howard, his passion for storytelling and his willingness to support future generations of university students, ”said Wayne, Head of Howard University, in a statement. Frederick.
The first scholarship will be sent to recipients this fall. In the future, one student will be selected annually from among the freshmen at each department of the faculty, who will receive a scholarship. The funds will fully compensate the selected students’ tuition during all four years of study.
We will remind, the star of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Chadwick Boseman for four years secretly fought against cancer, continuing to actively act in films. In August 2020, the actor died from complications caused by the disease at his home in Los Angeles, surrounded by his family.