Athlete Grants

National Nordic Foundation Athlete Support Grant


Athletic excellence emerges through rigors of training, unwavering commitment, and often subsequent successes, setbacks, and revisions.  We recognize, in our past and current champions, the attitudes, drive, and commitment 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.

The grant I received from the National Nordic Foundation last year was instrumental in helping to support my first year as a professional skier. Initiatives like this one help up-and-coming athletes like myself focus on reaching our competitive goals by shifting some focus away from figuring out how we are going to fund our way to doing so. Thank you, NNF!

- Zak Ketterson, 2022-2023 NNF Athlete Support Grant recipient, US Ski Team/Team Birkie member

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.  The application deadline is September 15.

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