Scholarships, Grants and Funding
With the support of donors and organizations like the Adecco Group and DeVry University, ACE awards nearly $2.5 million annually to Team USA athletes pursuing their personal, educational and professional success. Please read application and eligibility instructions for each opportunity listed below. Check back regularly to see any new opportunities not currently posted.
USOPC and Sponsor Programs
ACE | USOPC Tuition Grants
ACE | USOPC Tuition Grants are intended to encourage athletes to further their formal education in preparation for lifelong career goals by defraying a portion of athletes’ tuition costs. An athlete's performance standards, financial need and other scholarships awarded are considered when determining an award.
Eligible applicants meet ACE performance eligibility standards and are currently enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited college, university or institution which provides certificates, associates, bachelors, masters, doctorate and or trades programs and from the U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs List.
Applications open! Apply by October 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. MT.
DeVry University Full Tuition Scholarship
As part of DeVry's USOPC partnership, Olympians, Paralympians and Team USA athletes can earn a degree and receive a full tuition scholarship through DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management. DeVry offers 40+ online degree programs including business, technology, entrepreneurship and healthcare.
William E Simon Olympic Endowment (Simon Grant)
Established in 1998 by Mr. William E. Simon, Sr., former U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee President and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, the Simon Grant is an annual training and competition awarded to high performing athletes showing financial need.
Eligible applicants are current elite, internationally competitive Team USA athletes who are in contention for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team for Tokyo 2020NE and Beijing 2022. Grant recipients provide a compelling case of how this grant can help advance their athletic pursuits while demonstrating financial need.
Discover Social Media Course
Presented by General Assembly, a leading global source for training and up/reskilling in high-demand fields like data-science, technology, design, and business and member of the Adecco Group - official USOPC athlete career transition services sponsor.
General Assembly is offering free enrollment for its Discover Social Media course for any ACE-eligible Team USA athlete. This is a five-hour hour course intended to teach the foundational skills needed to establish a social media presence. This course contains 18 lessons on topics including social media strategy, social media channels, and influencer marketing. This course is perfect for anyone looking to get a better understanding of social media strategy and marketing.
Colorado and Utah In-State Tuition Discount
Through ACE and the USOPC, eligible Team USA athletes living and training in Colorado and Utah can receive in-state tuition at select public colleges and universities regardless of an individual’s resident status. Read about each state for individual details about eligibility and participating programs.
Note: ACE has a long-term goal of nationwide in-state tuition for Team USA athletes and is working diligently to expand the program to other states.
The tuition grant no matter how large or small chips away at the tremendous expense of attending school and skiing at the same time.