The Heart of the Game Scholarship

Funded by
Ward Serrill
$5,333
1 winner$5,333
Awarded
Application Deadline
Aug 13, 2021
Winners Announced
Aug 21, 2021
Education Level
High School
5
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

“There is always a silver lining in every moment if you look for it.” — Coach Bill Resler

The Heart of the Game is a critically acclaimed documentary that captures the passion and energy of a girls’ basketball team, the eccentricity of their unorthodox coach, and the incredible true story of one player’s fight to play the game she loves.

“An Oscar level piece of work” –Ebert and Roeper

Released by Miramax and narrated by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, The Heart of the Game follows the Roosevelt Roughriders girls’ basketball team for six tumultuous seasons. It explores the drama and exhilaration of youth and the inspiration of a passionate coach whose lessons of self-esteem, confidence, and compassion go far beyond the court.

Ward Serrill, the award-winning director of The Heart of the Game, is creating the Heart of the Game Scholarship for high school seniors who graduated in 2021.

The Heart of the Game Scholarship is designed to support first-generation, female high school seniors from the class of 2021 who show passion and heart in their lives and who will be attending community college, a trade school, or a 4-year university in the fall of 2021.

To apply, watch the film, The Heart of the Game. You can access the film for free here with the password roughriders. After watching the film, please write a short essay about how you are pursuing “heart” in your life and in your future education plans.

Selection Criteria:
Published May 28, 2021
$5,333
1 winner$5,333
Awarded
Application Deadline
Aug 13, 2021
Winners Announced
Aug 21, 2021
Education Level
High School
5
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners