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.

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    The fact that I am provided an opportunity to afford levels of higher education is the largest reason why I am able to continue being an athlete, but also further develop who I am as an individual outside of sport.

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    USOPC Education Grants & Funding

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      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, & UT

      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.

      Learn More About In-State Tuition

    USOPC Training & Travel Grants

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      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.

      The 2024 Simon Grant application will be open from Feburary 21 - March 25, 2024.

      Learn More About the Simon Grant

    USOPC Service Grants

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      Team USA Community Champions Award in partnership with Comcast

      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.

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    USOPC Assistance Programs

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      Medical Assistance 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.

      Learn About The Fund
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      National Medical Network (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.

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      Legal 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

      Legal Aid Program
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      Commercial Agreements Resource

      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.

      Commercial Agreements Resources
    • Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund

      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.

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    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.


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