Netflix Funds $5.4 Million Chadwick Boseman Scholarship

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itemprop=”headline name”>Netflix Funds $5.4 Million Chadwick Boseman Scholarship

Scott Campbell

Oct 4, 2021 10:25 am2021-10-04T10:25:39-05:00

Chadwick Boseman and Netflix had struck up a solid working relationship, with the actor starring in and executive producing 2016 revenge thriller Message from the King, while he lent support in Spike Lee’s incendiary war drama Da 5 Bloods and delivered an Academy Award nominated performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which sadly turned out to be his final live-action acting credit.

Back in May, the Howard University graduate was honored when the re-established College of Fine Arts was renamed in his honor, and now the streaming service are partnering with the campus to establish the $5.4 million Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship, which will provide students with four-year funding to cover the full cost of their tuition.


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As per Variety, the recipients will be those deemed in need of financial assistance who “exemplify exceptional skills in the arts” and “exemplify Boseman’s values, specifically demonstrating a drive for excellence, leadership, respect, empathy and passion”. The world may have lost the Black Panther star far too soon, but his legacy is already being felt.

Boseman knew a thing or two about having benefactors step in, with Denzel Washington famously paying for the future Hollywood heavyweight to study overseas when he couldn’t afford it himself. It’s a great move from Netflix, one that’s set to benefit Howard University for generations to come.

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