Howard University delayed renaming their college of fine arts Chadwick Bosman And now they have partnered with Netflix to establish a scholarship.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Howard University now has $ 5.4 million at Chadwick. The inaugural donors of the Netflix Scholarship and recipients of this year are: New Sarah Long (Musical Theater), Sophomore Shawn Smith (Acting), Jr. Jenny Ferguson (Drama Administration) and Sr. Dear Dunkin (Dance).
Wayne AI Frederick, president of Howard, said in a statement: “The 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 the continued support and partnership of Mrs. Chadwick’s wife. Simon Ledward-Bosman, And to Netflix for this important gift. ”
Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer of Netflix Ted Sarandos He added: “He has always shaped his time and his life and career at Howard in a positive way. Now, we have the opportunity to share the same experience with many future superheroes. Thank you. ”
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Bosman, who graduated from a prestigious institution in 2000, became a successful Hollywood actor, playing one of the most iconic black figures in history. Jackie Robinson Inside 42 And James Brown Inside Get up. He cemented his legacy by playing the title role Ryan KuglerOperates the Black Panther and Marvel Cinematic Universe Avengers franchises.
Posthumously, the actor was nominated for an Oscar for his role Mother Rainy’s black bottom And won a Golden Globe for her performance in the film.
He died on August 2, 2020 at the age of 8 after a four-year personal battle with colon cancer.