According to a press release issued from the streaming platform, at Chadwick. The Bosman Memorial Scholarship College will provide four-year scholarships to students coming to the College of Fine Arts to cover the full cost of university education.
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“With great joy and deep gratitude, we are announcing the creation of a final scholarship in honor of alumni, Chadwick Bosman, whose life and contribution to the industry continues to inspire,” Howard University President Wayne AI Frederick said in a statement. “This scholarship expresses Chadwick’s love for Howard, his passion for storytelling, and his desire to support future generations of Howard students. I am grateful for Chadwick’s wife, Mrs. Simon Ledward Bosman, and Netflix’s continued support and partnership for this important gift.
The scholarship was established with the support of Bosman’s wife Simon Ledward-Bosman and the patronage of Netflix.
It provides examples of exceptional skills in the award-winning actor and the art of commemorating his values, which will be provided for excellence, leadership, respect, empathy and passion and for those who demonstrate financial need.
The inaugural year will begin with the awarding of four prizes representing one member of each class and will continue to distribute one newcomer each year on an annual basis.
Ledward-Bosman said the endowment represented her actor husband’s devotion to craftsmanship and a desire to support future storytellers.
“Many exemplary artists are not given the opportunity to pursue higher education. We hope to help as many students as possible by overcoming the financial constraints of education. This gift represents Chad’s devotion to craftsmanship, his compassion and desire to support others.
“I am overwhelmed with gratitude and am amazed at the love and dedication shown by so many to continue to show respect for my husband’s work. I know he will be proud, ”he said.
Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer of Netflix, said they are thrilled to be supporting future superheroes.
“It simply came to our notice then that we were at Chadwick. Announcing the Bosman Memorial Scholarship. Although he was soon taken from us, his spirit is always with us in his work and in the good that he has inspired us. He always spent his time at Howard and in a positive way it shaped his life and career. Now, we have the opportunity to give many future superheroes the same experience. ”
Bosman, who rose to global stardom as King T’Challa of the Wakanda aka superhero Black Panther in the fictional African country of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, died at the age of August after a four-year long personal battle with colon cancer.