“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.
Please 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 tell us about how are you pursuing "heart" in your life and about your educational plans.
The application deadline is Aug 13, 2021. Winners will be announced on Aug 21, 2021.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Aug 21, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.