About: The intent of the scholarship is to help junior, draft-legal triathletes pursue excellence. This is the fourth year we have awarded athletes. In 2017 we will be awarding $20,000.

Who can apply: Any male or female can apply (athletes, coaches, race promoters, etc.) but funds must be used for draft-legal triathletes under the age of 19 (example: junior athlete using funds for travel/equipment, coach-led daily training environment with junior triathletes, race promoter of a junior draft-legal triathlon race or camp, etc.).

Special consideration will be given in the following categories:

·       Financial Need

·       Innovative/creative application of funds being used

·       Applicant’s use of the funds (racing, camps, equipment, etc.)

·       Applicants who are passionate about draft-legal triathlon

Important Dates:

·       Application deadline: Oct 31st

·       Scholarship awarded: Nov 10th

How to Apply: Create a video post on Instagram telling me why you should be selected for the Gwen Jorgensen Scholarship. Be sure to use the hashtag #GwenJorgensenScholarship when posting and please include your age. Email gwenjorgensenscholarship@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Click here for the 2015 Gwen jorgensen scholarship recipients

Special thanks to ROKA and the USA Triathlon Foundation for their support of the Gwen Jorgensen Scholarship. They each contributed $5,000 in 2017. 


The intent of the scholarship is to help junior (draft-legal or Paralympic) triathletes pursue excellence. This scholarship will be awarded annually through 2016, starting in 2014.

to Donate

If you would like to donate, please send a check to:

USAT Foundation

C/O Gwen Jorgensen Scholarship

5825 Delmonico Drive Suite 200

Colorado Springs, CO 80919


Make the check payable to: USA Triathlon Foundation

Patrick and I contribute $10,000. For each additional dollar donated, we will match it (up to an additional $5,000). All donors can receive a tax deductible statement.


Please email questions and completed applications to: GwenJorgensenScholarship@gmail.com