“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world” 
James 1:27 

The Christlieb Program reflects the desire of HSU founder, James B. Simmons  to show Christ’s love to all students. Through this new program, independent and self-supporting students can attend HSU with their tuition paid for by a sponsor.

Today, many students are in foster care or living with a friend or relative. After these students turn 18, they are often without financial or emotional support and completely alone. According to the National Foster Youth Institute, less than 3% of foster students graduate from a 4-year college.

While not every homeless student is an orphan, students who classify as independent do not have a family member’s support to attend college. As a Christian university, it is our mission not only to educate students who can afford it but to support those who cannot.

Perhaps you are not in a position to adopt a child into your home, but you have been blessed with financial resources to “adopt” a student by supporting their desire for a Christian education. Sponsors can support a student for their entire tuition, or their gifts will be pooled with other’s gifts to meet the students’ needs together