Grants & 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 Education Grants & Funding
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Team USA Tuition GrantsLearn More About Team USA Tuition Grants
Athlete Services awards over $800 thousand annually to Team USA athletes for education in the form of tuition grants. The Team USA Tuition Grants allow 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.
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In-State Tuition in CA, CO, & UTLearn More About In-State Tuition
Through the USOPC, eligible Team USA athletes living and training in California, Colorado and Utah can receive in-state tuition at select public colleges and universities regardless of an individual’s resident status.
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.
USOPC Training & Travel Grants
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William E. Simon Olympic Endowment (Simon Grant)Learn More About the Simon Grant, opens in a new tab
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.
Next application opportunity will be open in 2024.
USOPC Service Grants
Team USA Community Champions Award in partnership with ComcastLearn More About the Team USA Community Champions Award, opens in a new tab
The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation have established the Team USA Community Champions Award in partnership with Comcast, a grant awarded to Team USA athletes who embody the Olympic & Paralympic values and who participate in meaningful service with a nonprofit organization focused on youth sport, physical activity, or health and well-being.
Up to four $25,000 awards are granted on a yearly basis. For each of the four selected winners, half ($12,500) is awarded directly to the athlete, while the other half ($12,500) is directed to the athlete’s nonprofit of choice.
USOPC Assistance Programs
Medical Assistance FundLearn About The Fund
Eligible athletes can receive $100-$25,000 in funds to pay for significant medical costs incurred by elite Olympic and Paralympic athletes, including necessary travel-related expenses, that are not met through available resources.
National Medical Network (NMN)View NMN
The NMN eligible Team USA athletes access to receive travel assistance and a broad range of medical services at a reduced or no cost.
Mental Health Assistance FundApply For MHAF, opens in a new tab
The USOPC Mental Health Assistance Fund (MHAF) will be used to direct financial gifts from our mental health ambassadors to financially support the mental health of our athletes
Legal Aid ProgramLegal Aid Program
The Legal Aid Program assists elite athletes without sufficient financial means to seek aid for fees and costs associated with legal representation or the proceeding itself with respect to eligible claims within the Movement
Commercial Agreements ResourceCommercial Agreements Resources
The Athlete Commercial Agreements Resource Program is to empower Team USA athletes to better understand their rights and value in the marketplace, the specific terms of a commercial agreement, impacts on their name, image, and likeness, and how the USOPC Athlete Marketing Platform (AMP) intersects with other commercial commitments or opportunities.
Olympians for Olympians Relief FundOORF, opens in a new tab
The Fund provides monetary assistance to Olympians and Paralympians who have exhausted their reserves --physically, financially, and otherwise -- in attempting to recover from accidents, natural disasters, long-term illnesses, or injuries.
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.