Coach for College

See Harvard College's Summer 2021 Funding Policy

For the latest information on Harvard College's Summer 2021 Summer Funding Policy, see

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 2021 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. This includes students who accept the Harvard Summer School tuition waiver. Those students who accept the HSS waiver may not accept funding for a second Harvard 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.

Due to ongoing Covid restrictions, which will prevent American students from traveling in person to Vietnam, Coach for College has modified its program for Summer 2021. A trial run of the 2021 model was tested out live in January, with student athletes from Duke and Stanford joining Vietnamese college student partners. The feedback was positive, with both sides particularly enjoying getting to know each other though the work and the cultural exchange activities.

To learn more, visit the Coach for College website. Please see full details about the Summer 2021 program. Please contact Seth Napier with any questions or for further details on the 2021 format.

If you are interested in applying to this program, you must apply online to Coach for College and apply to OCS for funding in CARAT. Funding will cover the program cost.

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 2021.

How to Apply: