Coach for College (For Varsity Athletes)

See Harvard College's 2022 Summer Funding Policy

Please visit Harvard College's Summer Funding Policy for full details.


2022 Summer Funding Policy

Harvard College prioritizes the wide distribution of Summer funding to ensure that as many undergraduate students as possible can have a meaningful summer experience. For funded Summer 2022 experiences, students may only apply Harvard University funding to one Summer experience, regardless of duration of time (ex. only four weeks or a part-time effort). Co-funding between multiple sources of funding is permitted only if the funding jointly supports the same Summer experience.

Exceptions to the Summer Funding Policy are uncommon and will be reviewed on an individual basis; students should make exception requests to their Resident Dean, who will forward on to the Office of Undergraduate Education. All exceptions will be approved by the Office of Undergraduate Education.

Failure to adhere to the Harvard College Summer funding policy may result in a student being referred to the Administrative Board or Honor Council.



Coach for College is a four-week public service volunteer program that allows American university varsity student athletes to interact with Vietnamese university students to help teach young children in rural Vietnam a curriculum of academics, sports, and life skills.

Currently, the plan is for U.S. varsity student athletes to travel to Vietnam to participate in the program in-person. It is possible that students will end up volunteering virtually. Before committing to the program, students will learn if they will be volunteering in-person or virtually. Please contact Seth Napier with any questions or for further details on the 2022 format. 

Who Can Apply for Funding?

OCS can only fund students who:

  1. Are varsity athletes
  2. Are in good academic standing at time of application and at the end of the spring semester
  3. Are current Harvard College undergraduates, 1st-year through 1st semester senior
  4. Are enrolled full-time Spring 2022
  5. Planning to enroll Fall 2022

How to Apply:

  1. Enroll in direct deposit. See direct deposit instructions
  2. Fill out the Coach for College Application (For all essay questions, enter "n/a." You will fill submit essay questions in the CARAT application below).
  3. Apply in CARAT to “OCS Coach for College Student-Athlete Program Funding Application SU22 (C4C)” by 11:59pm ET on Thursday, February 17, 2022 (deadline has been extended)  with the following materials:
    1. Essay question, PDF format
    2. One-page resume, PDF format (we recommend using OCS resume templates
    3. Unofficial Transcript, PDF format (available under Grades tab, “View Unofficial Transcript" link in my.harvard
    4. Proof of Direct Deposit enrollment, PDF format – Submit a pdf screenshot from the "Student Accounts" section from my.harvard that shows you are enrolled in direct deposit (Download sample screenshot