Chadwick Boseman’s legacy even in death continues to impact generations to come as Netflix has now partnered with Howard University to provide a $5.4 million scholarship in his name. Nick Cannon is also helping HBCU students in need.
Chadwick Boseman’s Legacy Lives On
The Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship will provide incoming students in the newly reestablished College of Fine Arts with a four-year scholarship to cover the full cost of university tuition.
“It is with immense pleasure and deep gratitude that we announce the creation of an endowed scholarship in honor of alumnus, Chadwick Boseman, whose life and contributions to the arts continue to inspire,” said Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D.
The scholarship will focus on students who exemplify exceptional skills in the arts and who demonstrate financial need, with preference given to students in the dramatic arts who exemplify Boseman’s values, specifically demonstrating a drive for excellence, leadership, respect, empathy, and passion.
Nick Cannon Shows Up
Another celebrity giving back to the community is Nick Cannon, who is an alumnus of Howard University. The rapper/entrepreneur/television mogul is partnering with The United Negro College Fund and Thurgood Marshall College to pay for seven HBCU students tuition in full.
Students from Saint Augustine’s University, North Carolina A&T State University, Winston-Salem State University, and other HBCUs appeared on Nick Cannon’s new nationally syndicated talk show where Cannon surprised them with the announcement that their outstanding college debt would be paid off when they graduate.
Howard University Honors Chadwick’s Legacy
We recently reported on Howard University renaming their College of Fine Arts after the late actor.
The late Chadwick Boseman will have his legacy forever cemented at Howard University. The unforgettable Hollywood actor’s school is renaming its College of Fine Arts after him.