Netflix creates $5.4M scholarship to honor Anderson native.

Virginia's Howard University will offer a full four-year scholarship through Netflix's donation in honor of late Anderson native Chadwick Boseman.

The first four scholarships will be awarded to one recipient in each class, beginning in fall 2021 and will continue to be distributed to an incoming freshman each year on an annual basis.

According to a news release, the scholarship will focus on students and who demonstrate financial need and who exemplify skills in the dramatic arts reminiscent of Boseman, who rose to worldwide acclaim as an actor, director, writer and producer.

"This scholarship embodies Chadwick's love for Howard, his passion for storytelling, and his willingness to support future generations of Howard students," Wayne Frederick, president of Howard University, said in the release.

The total $5.4 million donation was established with support of Boseman's wife, Simone Ledward-Boseman.

"Many exemplary artists are not afforded the opportunity to pursue higher learning," Ledward-Boseman said in the release. "We hope to support as many students as possible by removing the financial barrier to education. This endowment represents Chad's devotion to the craft, his compassion for others and his desire to support future storytellers," Ledward-Boseman said in the release.

The inaugural class of Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial...

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