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Founded in 1944, the U.S. Naval Academy Athletic and Scholarship Programs (A&SP), a division of the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, encourages and supports athletic excellence at the Naval Academy. The program is responsible for grants and awards that recognize superiority in athletics and a comprehensive scholarship program to ensure that the Naval Academy has the best scholar-athletes in the nation.


To provide leadership, need-based funding, guidance, and mentoring to all Foundation Preparatory School students, to provide needed private funding to all USNA varsity, club, and intramural sports teams through The Fund for Athletic Excellence and to remain a highly respected organization in support of the physical mission of the Naval Academy.

Athletic Support

Each year, the A&SP provides over $3.61 million in direct support for all types of athletic activities at the Naval Academy. This includes extensive financial support to not only the 36 varsity teams but also the many club and intramural teams as well as to the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, RI.



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Dates to Remember:

Fall 2024 80th Anniversary of A&SP
Trustees Meeting:
15 November

ADM Bill Moran ’81, USN (Ret.)
Chairman, Athletic & Scholarship Programs

Don Hughes ’88
Executive Director, Athletic & Scholarship Programs
Ph. 410-295-4095

A&SP Trustees:

Access Trustee
Information Here


Through a need-based scholastic program, the A&SP provides one year of post-high school education to qualified young men and women who need further academic preparation before they enter the Naval Academy. Thanks to the A&SP, sponsorship, over 4,000 motivated candidates with excellent leadership, scholastic and athletic potential have graduated from the Naval Academy since 1944. It is a "win-win" for the Naval Academy and for these outstanding candidates!