USA Triathlon Coaching and Race Director Certification Scholarship Application
Thank you for your interest in applying for a USA Triathlon Coaching or Race Director Certification! This scholarship serves as part of USA Triathlon's commitment to fostering pathways to leadership, diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in coaching and race directing. Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis. Priority will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following:
-Are a member of an underrepresented racial/ethnic group
-Identify as a female
-Fall within a low-income bracket
-Demonstrated financial need for the scholarship in order to pursue a coaching or race director certification
-Ability to show an enhancement of career through certification
-Para elite and elite triathletes will have their own separate review process. Please provide your membership number for verification purposes if this pertains to you.

Please contact the following staff with any questions:
Megan Ritch,, for general scholarship program questions, for coaching certification questions
Andy Horn,, for race directing certification questions.

Please be sure to review all information about coaching and race director certifications prior to applying:
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What is your first and last name? *
What is your email address? *
What is your city and state? *
Please describe your background. You may select as many as applicable. *
Please describe your gender identity: *
Which course are you applying for? Please visit the following website for coaching certification information: and for race director certification information. Your interest will not commit you to a particular course date; we will work with both your schedule and course availability. *
Are you currently an NCAA Triathlon coach? (NCAA coaches are exempt from service to the sport scholarship requirement) *
If you are an NCAA coach, please list your institution name and your head coach's contact information (name and email).
Please select the option that best reflects your annual individual income: *
Please describe why you are applying for this scholarship and how this will enhance your contributions to the sport of triathlon: *
Are you a current or retired para elite or elite triathlete? If yes, please type your membership number below. If no, please type "no." *
Please describe what other relevant certifications you may hold. *
All accepted scholarship applicants will be required to conduct a service to the sport activity within 3 months of earning your certification. Ideas include hosting a free triathlon clinic in your community; hosting or directing a free local race; or conducting a 'Triathlon 101' event at a local run, bike, or swim shop. By signing my initials below, I agree to email my idea to Megan Ritch, USA Triathlon Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Manager: megan.ritch@usatriathlon and will complete my service to the sport activity within 3 months of earning my certification. *
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