Athletic excellence emerges through rigors of training, unwavering commitment, and often subsequent successes, setbacks, and revisions, that athletes experience along the way. We recognize in our past and current champions the attitudes, drive, commitment, work ethic and determination that got them there. While one athlete may be enjoying a rising trajectory, simultaneously an equally committed and talented athlete may be facing adversity on their pathway to the top. Our goal is the help keep both athletes on a track to future success.
The NNF Athlete Support Grant intends to boost committed athletes who exhibit or have exhibited a propensity for international racing success as a Nordic athlete, who faces circumstances critical to that mission that require financial support beyond categories captured in our pillar projects.
This past season I was a NNF Athlete Grant recipient. I am so thankful for what NNF was able to accomplish this year and the athletes they could help, including myself. NNF helped so many athletes reach their goals and dreams. For me, NNF gave me funding to have the opportunity to travel to all the necessary races to show my full potential.
Strong applicants will exhibit a clear understanding of where they stand developmentally in context to international competitive excellence and how this grant will directly increase the likelihood of their personal international success.