“I am delighted and honored to do what I can to keep Heath’s legacy alive,” Law, 36, says. “He was a brilliant actor and a wonderful man and it is only fitting that this scholarship has been developed in his name.”
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The Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship is awarded to an emerging Australian actor who wants to pursue a career in America. Hollywood hopeful Oliver Ackland took home last year’s prize of $10,000 and return airfare from Australia on Qantas. This year’s finalists will be announced in February 2010.