Educating and Empowering Youth

​​​​Briana Janay Scott was a 2015 CCSA Scholar and graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana, Class of 2019.  Briana  continued her education graduating from LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport, Louisiana with a Masters of Public Health.  Brianna is employed as a Healthcare Associated Infection Epidemiologist for the City of Long Beach Department of Health  and Human Services in Long Beach, California.


CCSA Office
​1023 N. Pine Street

San Antonio TX 78202 
         Telephone:  210-460-2676               

Pastor Verell Nelson

Executive Director​

Ashlynne L. Williams was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, but was raised in San Antonio, Texas.  Ashlynne was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Kevin L. Nelson and graduated from Oliver Wendell Holmes High School with Honors in 2015, serving as #5 out of the Top 10 graduates.  She participated in many extracurricular activities, such as pep squad, AVID, National Honor Society, and more. After high school, Ashlynne attended Prairie View A & M University in Prairie View, Texas with the support of CCSA and other scholarships. While attending PVAMU, she was very active in various student organizations such as the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Association in Computing (ACM), and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. On May 11 th , 2019, Ashlynne graduated from Prairie View A & M University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Ashlynne currently works as a Software Engineer for Northrop Grumman Corporation in Baltimore, Maryland.   She is also pursuing her Masters of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.   Ashlynne continues to be active in organizations at work as well as the National Society of Black Engineers as a Professional Member.

​​Joy Williams
Sam Houston High School c/o 2021
Texas Southern University c/o 2025

In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 the Apostle Paul says, "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing but in everything give thanks..."  Thank you for selecting me as one of your recipients of the CCSA/San Antonio Rodeo Scholarships. I am sincerely honored and  grateful.   

As I set out on the path that God has for me I must tell you that your generosity has been a blessing to me and I am overflowing with gratitude.   I realize that I am a reflection of more than just my family.   I am a reflection of CCSA and New Covenant Baptist Church and my pastor, Dr. Paul D. Stevens, Sr. therefore I will continue to walk in faith and trust in God to guide me all the way. In the words of my late grandmother, Deborah Williams, I will “Be the best one”. Thank you again for your generous gift..                                                   


The CCSA Scholarship Program encourages and promotes the attainment of higher educational goals for youth who demonstrate good academic records and upstanding personal qualities.

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” – Galatians 6:9   

Ashlynne Williams      


  • Reduce financial barriers limiting minority youth from furthering their education.
  • Increase minority students opportunity to maximize full potential
  • Motivate our youth to further pursue college or vocational/trade schools.​
The CCSA Scholarship program was established to award money to graduating high school seniors. Through our partnership with San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (S.A.L.E.),  Southwest Research Institute, Aramark, CPS Energy, Frost Bank, Spurs Foundation, Valero Energy, Wells Fargo, N.A. and other corporations over the years we have awarded over $2,000,000 in scholarships.  In 2010, the non-traditional scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to adults who are currently attending or have been accepted into a school of higher learning and display a financial burden.