The William E. Simon Olympic Endowment for the Support of Athletes was established in 1998 by Mr. William E. Simon, Sr., former U.S. Olympic Committee President and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Grants for training and competition are awarded to athletes showing financial need. By creating this fund, Mr. Simon recognized the importance and many personal benefits of participating in sports.
Applications are distributed and processed by the USOC's Sport Partnerships and Paralympic Divisions. General responsibility for management of the endowment, including all award decisions, resides with a Board of Trustees. Awards are made once a year.
General Athlete Eligibility Requirements:
U.S. Citizenship and eligible to compete for the United States
Currently in training and competition
Demonstrated financial need in order to continue training