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 Grants and Scholarships

Lee Kiefer, Fencing

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 Fall 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 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.

Learn more about Simon Grant. 2022 Application Deadline June 26, 2022.

Mirai Nagasu, Figure Skating

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.

Learn more about In-State Tuition.

2020 U.S. Paralympian Darlene Hunter goes up for a shot during a wheelchair basketball game

Team USA Service & Hope Award

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation have established the Team USA Service & Hope Award, a new annual grant awarded to both Team USA athletes who embody the Olympic values of Excellence, Respect and Friendship and the Paralympic values of Determination, Inspiration and Equality and charitable organizations whose missions are focused on inspiration and hope. Through this award program, we celebrate our athletes’ commitment to our communities, not only as members of Team USA, but as citizens who have the unique ability to inspire positive change through meaningful service and engagement.

For a detailed program overview including athlete eligibility and nonprofit organization requirements, visit the Service & Hope Award webpage. Next application period opens August 2022.

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

Third-Party Funding Opportunities

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee is not responsible for funding provided by other organizations. Availability of grants and scholarships is subject to change. Please do your due diligence before engaging with any third-party opportunity.

The Travel & Training Fund provides financial support to female athletes with potential to be elite, who would otherwise be unable to afford continuing their pursuits. The Fund helps cover coaching, travel and equipment – critical necessities to achieve even higher performance levels and rankings.

WSF Travel & Training Fund

Organizations across the country want to help remove barriers that exist between adaptive athletes and their entry to sport. Funding provided by the organizations listed below may be for equipment, travel, training expenses and more. Eligibility and the purpose of the grants may vary based on the organization.

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee is not responsible for funding provided by other organizations. Availability of grants and scholarships is subject to change.

Paralympic Sport Grants and Equipment

The Ross Powers Foundation and Level Field Fund strive to bridge gaps in funding so talented athletes can compete on a level playing field by providing critical funding to hundreds of deserving athletes from across the United States competing in sports ranging from snowboarding to kayaking, swimming to skiing, and skeleton to taekwondo.

Level Field Fund

The Child Care Grant, a Power of She Fund grant, is designed to support female athletes with children, who are striving for peak performance on the court, track, pitch, field, pool or mat while also balancing the challenges of motherhood. Each grant is $10,000.

Together, the Women’s Sports Foundation and Athleta awarded more than $200,000 in Child Care Grants in 2021.

2022 Relevant Dates

The 2022 application opened on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 and will close on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 5 p.m. EST. Child Care Grant grant recipients will be announced in the Fall.

Child Care Grant eligibility and application information.