Teaming up with the Hollywood-based organization Australians in Film, Heath Ledger’s relatives, friends and ex-fiancée Michelle Williams recently unveiled the Heath Ledger Scholarship Fund, which will provide financial aid for Australian ex-pats struggling to break into Hollywood.


The scholarship will help cover the costs of acting classes and rent.


The amount of the award has yet to be finalized, but it will be doled out annually beginning in 2009 in memory of the 28-year-old Brokeback Mountain star, who died in January from an accidental prescription overdose.


Australians in Film was established seven years ago, and its emissaries include Oscar-owning Australians such as Nicole Kidman, Geoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe and Mel Gibson.