ACE awards over $200 thousand annually to Team USA athletes for education in the form of 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. Applications are available on the ACE platform for current and retired Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American, Parapan American and Games alumni athletes.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

NEXT APPLICATION PERIOD SPRING 2020

ACE will open two application and review periods annually, spring and fall, to be applied to upcoming school terms. Applications are located on the ACE Platform by clicking the education tab. 

Tuition Grants Fall 2019

Applications open: August 1, 2019

Applications close: September 4, 2019

Award notifications: October 1, 2019

Next application period is Spring 2020. Register with ACE to receive email notifications for future applications and ACE opportunities.

Utah Eccles School of Business

The University of Utah Eccles School of Business is not currently accepting applications. Contact Megan Walther to learn more about when this opportunity may become available.

Applicants must meet at least ONE of the following criteria and be verified by ACE to be eligible for a USOPC Tuition Grant.  Prior to submitting the application, register for the ACE Program.

  • Active or retired Olympian/Paralympian
  • USOPC Direct Athlete Support recipient
  • Elite Athlete Health Insurance recipient
  • Senior World Championship Medalist
  • Current Senior National team member
  • Senior World Cup participant
  • Pan/Parapan American Games Participant
  • Current Junior National team member
  • OTC Resident Athlete
  • Youth Olympic Games Medalist
  • National Player Pool (as verified by the NGB)
  • Coursework and Educational Institutions

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    Eligible applicants should be currently enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited college, university or institution which provides certificates, associates, bachelors, masters and/or doctorate degrees and from the U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs List. 

    TEAM USA EDUCATION GRANT DESCRIPTIONS

    This grant would assist current Team USA athletes and retired Olympians/Paralympians to explore higher education opportunities in high performance coaching. Recipient(s) of this grant should intend to pursue coaching as a career. Opportunities could include, but are not limited to, coaching certification(s) and degrees with USOPC identified accredited education programs, sports psychology, physiology and nutrition.
    This grant is designated to support current Team USA athletes as verified by their NGB and the USOPC competing in an Olympic sport. Recipients of this grant would be athletes who are currently enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited academic institution in pursuit of obtaining a higher education degree or approved certification.
    This grant is designated to support current Team USA athletes as verified by their NGB/HPMO and the USOPC competing in a Paralympic sport. Recipients of this grant would be athletes who are currently enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited academic institution in pursuit of obtaining a higher education degree or approved certification.
    This grant is designated to support current Team USA athletes as verified by their NGB/HPMO and the USOPC in a Pan American sport. Recipients of this grant would be athletes that are currently enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited academic institution in pursuit of obtaining a higher education degree or approved certification.
    This grant is designated for Team USA athletes who have competed in at least one Olympic or Paralympic Games. Recipients of this grant would be retired Olympians & Paralympians who are currently enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited academic institution in pursuit of obtaining a higher education degree or approved certification.
    This grant is designated for current competing Team USA athletes as verified by their NGB and recently retired (within the past 4 years) Team USA Olympians & Paralympians who are currently enrolled or plan to enroll at the University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business. This grant is intended to assist student-athletes in the undergraduate business program only.

    The Legacy Scholarship is intended to aid with academic costs for qualifying Team USA athletes who are currently enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited academic institution in pursuit of obtaining a higher education degree or approved certification in the state of Utah. Eligible athletes include:

    1) Current Team USA athletes training and attending school in the state of Utah

    2) Retired Olympians/Paralympians who are attending school in the state of Utah

    Upon receiving a USOPC Tuition Grant, students will be notified of next steps to receive payment. Grants are only permitted to be applied toward upcoming terms.  Athletes will not be reimbursed for previous courses. While the ACE Program administers the grants, a selection committee decides the final award amounts.

    The ACE | USOPC Grants are made possible through the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation and the generosity of the donors. Each year they are limited based on availability and funding. The ACE Program reserves the right to make amendments to the grants based on availability and interest every session and/or year.

     

    Questions? Contact ACE.edu@usopc.org