Howard U Announces Chadwick Boseman’s $5.4 Million Scholarship

Contributed by Lauren Taylor 

On Monday Howard University announced that Netflix and Simone Ledward-Boseman, wife of alumnus Chadwick Boseman, contributed to a $5.4 endowed scholarship dedicated to the students of the College of Fine Arts.

In conjunction, COFA was just recently named in memory, supporting his ever-lasting legacy at our university. This scholarship adds to this legacy and helps students who might be following in his footsteps. The Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship will go to incoming students of the College of Fine Arts covering the full cost of the entire four years.


Howard Newsroom says, “The first four scholarships will be awarded to one recipient in each class, beginning this Fall 2021, and will continue to be distributed to an incoming freshman each year on an annual basis.” This scholarship will go towards those who demonstrate financial need as well as those who exemplify Boseman’s values.

Chadwick A. Boseman attended Howard University studying fine arts and graduated in 2000, he went on to write, direct, act, and produce. Later on, he returned to his alma mater and spoke at the 2018 Howard University Commencement. When speaking about his scholarship, President of Howard University, Wayne A. I. Fredrick said, “This scholarship embodies Chadwick’s love for Howard, his passion for storytelling, and his willingness to support future generations of Howard students.” He goes on to speak about how thankful he is for this gift. This scholarship is an amazing way to honor Boseman.

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