Chadwick Boseman’s former South Carolina high school will be initiating a scholarship fund in the memory of the beloved actor.

Principal Walter Mayfield at T. L. Hanna High School confirmed on Wednesday that it is in the process of setting up a grant called the Chadwick Boseman Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded to one deserving student each year.

Mayfield says the goal is to create a sustainable scholarship for years to come, and the school is aiming to raise $100k toward that end. The principal says a number of people have already reached out about contributing to Chadwick’s honor without even making the idea public yet.

Chadwick Boseman Pictured As A Teenager

Sharing details about the scholarship, Walter said in an interview: ‘It is our intention to honor the memory and legacy of Chadwick Boseman, T. L. Hanna Class of ’95, with a memorial scholarship. ‘We would like to work with Chadwick’s family to establish a scholarship fund for graduating seniors at T. L. Hanna.  

The late actor reached milestones at the educational centre, where he played basketball for four years and wrote his first play, Crossroads. After graduating from T.L. Hanna in 1995, the screen star studied Directing at at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Benefactors to the new scholarship can send a check to the school or make an online donation directly to the school.