Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira, stars of the blockbuster film "Black Panther" on Wednesday announced a scholarship named for the movie.

The actors announced the "Black Panther Scholarship" during the Hollywood Reporter’s 2018 Women in Entertainment gala held in Los Angeles on Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter reported.


They also presented the award, which was created at the Walt Disney Studios, to one girl from the publication’s Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program at the star-studded gala.

The scholarship will reportedly provide the girl, Kalis, with $250,000 to attend Loyola Marymount University. 

"We know that if we want to live in a world that looks more like Wakanda, the first step is you invest in women and girls," Gurira said during the announcement, according to the publication.

Boseman also reportedly thanked Walt Disney Studios president Alan Bergman, Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, Ryan Coogler, the director of Black Panther, and "the entire team at the Walt Disney Studios" before announcing the winner.

Kalis said she "would like to thank my parents who birthed me, who made me who I am today. ... I just want to stand and say this is for girls who live in Compton, who live in Inglewood, and this is for girls and men who face adversaries."

"I just want to say that we can do it and it is possible,” Kalis she continued after receiving the award. She reportedly plans to become a pediatric dermatologist.

Kalis was not the only student to receive scholarship money at the gala on Wednesday, however. The publication also revealed that other mentees its program would also receive scholarships up to a total of 1.7 million dollars.

The scholarships were reportedly awarded to Los Angeles teens from underserved communities who were taking part in the mentee program. 

According to the publication, "each of the 18 girls finishing her mentorship year will receive a $10,000 scholarship to attend the university of her choice, with six girls receiving full-ride scholarships worth more than $250,000 each to attend Loyola Marymount University, a longtime partner in the program."

The program has reportedly raised over $6 million in scholarship money since its inception.