Robert Ferrol, 21, is the top sprinter with a learning disability in Scotland and is ranked No 1 in the UK for 400m. He runs with Red Star Athletic Club, a small city-based club for those with disabilities.
The Scottish Disability Sport Academy will support him and 19 other talented participants. The amount has not been revealed.
The group includes table tennis player Martin Perry, 19, from Paisley, and athlete Colette Martin, also 19, from Motherwell.
The academy was set up to help athletes with disabilities who have potential to become top performers. They are given funding to help them train and compete in international events.
Becky Bisland, performance manager at Scottish Disability Sport, said: "All these athletes strive to become world class performers, competing in the highest level of competitions, such as the Paralympic Games and Commonwealth Games. The support aims to assist them to achieve this."