CBS Emerging Leaders Program

A Partnership Between Local Churches and the College of Biblical Studies

Learn to Lead

Young men in the Greater Houston area may qualify for a very important, valuable scholarship to attend the College of Biblical Studies, an accredited college located at 7000 Regency Square Boulevard in Houston. Because of the generosity of a gracious supporter, the Emerging Leaders Scholarship will fully fund an associate degree, with the possibility of a bachelor’s degree if participants are successful.

Basic Requirements

Must be a male between the ages of 17 to 29.

Must be a high school graduate.


Must have grown up without an engaged and/or positive father in their home.

Must attend church and be referred and/or affirmed by their pastor.

If this describes you, please apply today! Being accepted into the prestigious Emerging Leaders program means you can attend college at no cost to you – and you can earn a degree that will change your future forever!

The good news is that you can begin right away. Five-week courses begin all through the year. We can walk you through this process, if needed, either in person here on campus or by phone. Once you apply, we will get back to you quickly to let you know whether you are accepted into the program.

Young men who are selected must:

  • Commit to a minimum of a two-year associate degree, with the option of a four-year degree
  • Be referred by or affirmed by their pastor
  • Allow CBS to share information about your progress with your pastor and/or accountability partner
  • Work closely with a CBS advisor/mentor to stay enrolled in classes, meet requirements to pass classes  and to graduate
  • Serve their home church through a CBS Christian Service-Learning Program project

If selected for the program, you will receive numerous benefits, in addition to a life-transforming education:

  • All tuition, fees and books fully paid for by CBS (Emerging Leaders may not take out loans while in school)
  • A group of student peers to support and encourage you
  • Life assessments to help you understand your gifts and find your place in the world
  • Mentoring, discipleship and accountability partners
  • Free personal counseling, if needed
  • Study-skills support and financial stewardship education
  • A fully accredited associates and/or bachelor’s degree – if you stay strong and persist!
  • A lifetime friendship connection to CBS alumni and faculty

Please call or email us right away to discuss the next steps. Please do not delay; this scholarship is worth up to $40,000! We look forward to getting to know you!

Contact: Maggie Rodriguez, M.A., M.A.C.E.

[email protected]
832.252.4623