Netflix and Howard University are honoring Chadwick Boseman’s memory; Boseman passed away in August 2020 after a private four-year battle with colon cancer.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming service and Boseman’s alma mater is establishing a $5.4 million scholarship in his name. The Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship will provide four years of tuition at Howard’s College of Fine Arts, which was renamed after the actor back in May. Netflix is the first donor for the scholarship, which will begin this year with one award for each class year. In subsequent years it will be awarded to one incoming freshman per year. The scholarship will consider student’s who embody that late actor’s values described as his drive for excellence, leadership, respect, empathy and passion.

Howard president Wayne A.I. Frederick said in a statement: “This scholarship embodies Chadwick’s love for Howard, his passion for storytelling and his willingness to support future generations of Howard students. I am thankful for the continuous support and partnership of Chadwick’s wife, Mrs. Simone Ledward-Boseman, and to Netflix for this important gift.”

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