Christian Leadership Program (CLP)

The Christian Leadership Program (CLP) is a four-year scholarship program that provides theological and spiritual formation for students to help them develop their gifts and talents as leaders in the Church and in the world. CLP was founded by Rev. James J. Bacik and has been recognized by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for excellence in developing leaders for the future. For more information about this program, contact Kim Williams by email ( or phone 419.531.4992.

Application Procedure

Scholarship applications for incoming freshmen (2017-2018) are now available! Completed applications must be returned to the Corpus Christi parish office by September 6, 2017 at 4 p.m. Any questions can be directed to Kim Williams ( or 419.531.4992.

Click here for the 2017-2018 Christian Leadership Program Application: 2017 CLP Application (Word Document)



CLP participants receive $1,000 their first year ($100 deducted for text books), $1,000 for the second and third years, and $2,000 for the fourth year. The money is distributed through the University of Toledo (UT) Office of Student Financial Aid, and is available even if a student already has other scholarships. Scholarship money is given at the end of the semester after all required work is completed. No money is given for co-op semesters away from campus or for fifth year students.


Corpus Christi University Parish (CCUP), the Catholic community serving the University of Toledo, sponsors the program.


CLP exists to prepare leaders for the church and society who are theologically grounded, spiritually motivated, and religiously committed to their Catholic tradition. As dynamic young leaders they will be able to bring Christian principles to their families and jobs.


Any full-time freshman student attending UT, who is a practicing Catholic and is willing and able to meet the requirements, can apply to participate in CLP.