Scholarships, Grants and Funding
With the support of donors and organizations, we award 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
Team USA Tuition Grants
The Team USA Tuition Grants are competitive grants that are intended to encourage athletes to further their education in preparation for lifelong career goals by defraying a portion of athletes’ tuition costs. This can take the form of traditional 2-and 4-year undergraduate or graduate degrees, industry specific certificates, professional development courses, job readiness training courses, and other educational courses that will lead to the advancement of the athlete’s career aspirations. An athlete's essay responses, financial need and other scholarships awarded are considered when determining an award. Applications are available here for current and retired Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American, Parapan American and Games alumni athletes.
Next application period TBD. Learn about the Tuition Grant program.
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 highly competitive 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 Paris 2024 and Milan-Cortina d'Ambezzo 2026. Grant recipients provide a compelling case of how this grant can help advance their athletic pursuits through an essay response and application while demonstrating their financial need.
Colorado and Utah In-State Tuition Discount
Through 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: We have a long-term goal of nationwide in-state tuition for Team USA athletes and are 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.