Coach for College

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 (See sample screenshot)