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

Lee Kiefer, Fencing

Team USA Tuition Grants

Team USA 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.

Next application period opens April 2022. Learn about the Tuition Grant program.

Chaunte Lowe, Track and Field

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.

Learn more about Simon Grant.

Mirai Nagasu, Figure Skating

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.

Learn more.

The tuition grant no matter how large or small chips away at the tremendous expense of attending school and skiing at the same time.

2014 Olympian