This initiative provides an annual stipend to the Academy so that the finest student-athletes in the nation can be drawn to the institution, excel in their chosen fields and develop into strong leaders. The Fund for Athletic Excellence is used to meet a wide variety of needs, including team travel expenses for post-season competition; supplemental compensation and benefits for coaches; athletic recognition programs for varsity, club and intramural sports; Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) athletic program expenses; and, occasionally, facility renovation and construction expenses.This stipend supplements Naval Academy Athletic Association revenues and the appropriated dollars that provide core funding for athletic programs. Read more...
The Fund is administered by the Athletic & Scholarship Programs (A&SP) Division of the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation. The A&SP Division, founded in 1944 to provide financial assistance to the Naval Academy for athletic needs, is governed by a prestigious group of trustees chaired by RADM Thomas C. Lynch ’64 (USN, Ret.), former Superintendent of the Naval Academy.
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