Christian Leaders Institute Scholarships

Maybe you do not have the resources for Christian Leaders Institute’s low administration fees. Even monthly payments are not an option. Christian Leaders Institute offers Opportunity Scholarships inspired by the Pool of Bethesda story from John 5:1-15.

What inspired the name of the Pool of Bethesda Scholarship Program?

The pool of Bethesda appears in the Gospel of John in chapter 5, verses 1-15. In John 5, we read that a multitude of people with illnesses and infirmities were waiting for an opportunity to be the first one to step in after an angel stirred the water. The first person who stepped in would be healed of his or her infirmity. Jesus notices a man waiting and heals him on the spot. The man has new opportunities to live life and contribute to society! Jesus brought the “pool” to the man, figuratively.

Who is a candidate for a Pool of Bethesda Scholarship?

These Pool of Bethesda Scholarships are for those taking the college courses who are stuck without the opportunity to pursue a degree because they cannot pay for the administration fees.

If you are needing to get your college credentials and waiting to have your situation “healed,” we want to bring the “pool” to you as well. We ask you to enter this pool by faith that God is going to use someone to stir it.

By entering this “Pool,” students become eligible to request a Pool of Bethesda Scholarship toward the cost of a degree program’s administration fees at Christian Leaders Institute. There are many students, individuals, churches, and foundations that are stirring the pool. There is every reason to believe that you may receive a Pool of Bethesda Scholarship.

What are the eligibility requirements?

Students may only be enrolled in the Pool of Bethesda Scholarship Program if they have:

  • Completed at least 15 credit hours of college-credit course work at Christian Leaders Institute or Christian Leaders Institute. This shows Christian Leaders Institute and potential sponsors that these students would most likely be able to successfully complete a degree.
  • Maintained a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students are also advised to complete the “Basic Writing (2 credits)” course first. We require students to complete an application letter that will potentially be given to our review committee and/or potential sponsors. Not only that, but when a student is matched with a sponsor and subsequently completes the exit paper in the degree program, that exit paper may be sent to the sponsor to allow them to follow their sponsored student’s progress.

Enrollment in the Christian Leaders Institute Pool of Bethesda Scholarship Program does not guarantee you will be able to receive a scholarship. The enrollment period for this program is one year (365 days). If a student is not able to complete the assignment successfully or CLI is not able to match the student to a scholarship sponsor within the year period, the student will be automatically unenrolled and will need to prayerfully consider re-entering into the Pool of Bethesda Scholarship Class again.  So far, we have been able to fund most qualified scholarship applicants! 

Additional considerations before applying for a Pool of Bethesda Scholarship

Please note that you should not enroll in this Opportunity Scholarship Program unless you truly cannot afford even the lowest monthly payment for your Nations Tier level and would not be sufficiently helped by or would not qualify for an institutional grant. Please prayerfully consider your involvement with this opportunity. Students should also first review the requirements within the College Admissions and Degree Orientation course to make sure they’d be able to fulfill all the requirements for admittance to the College.