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EDUCATION:
Vennard Gilmore Scholarships
Scholarship Recipients           Contribute; Dr. Harris Challenge 
Scholarships History         1st Alumni Scholarship


The 2018 scholarship process will open January 2018.
Return here in January for forms and instructions.




Congratulations to our 2017 scholarship recipients

Emily Desler, Katie Doll, LaVonne Foix, Kylie Johnson


Visit our Scholarship Recipients page for photos and details.
Remember to add our students to your prayer list.




Contribute to the Vennard Gilmore Scholarships
As an Alumni Association we believe in the need to train exemplary young people to be the Christian leaders of the future. Our method of offering that training has been altered. But our commitment to education remains steadfast.

Visit the Support page for details on how you can contribute now to the Scholarship or Investment funds.

Challenge from President Harris - click HERE to listen.




History of the Vennard Gilmore Scholarships
In 1910, Dr. Iva Durham Vennard founded Chicago Evangelistic Institute (CEI) in Chicago, Illinois, for the purpose of providing "effective training for Christian service." Her stated goals were to send Spirit-filled people into the ministry and to promote Scriptural Holiness.
 
In 1951, the school moved to University Park, Iowa, where it was renamed Vennard College in 1959. The move to the beautiful, rural setting brought Vennard into a familial relationship with the graduates of the three other Christian colleges which formerly occupied the campus:
Central Holiness University, John Fletcher College, and Kletzing College.

Now, 102 years later, the “spirit” of Christian Education which began with Dr. Vennard continues through the ministry of the Vennard College Alumni Association.

To read more about Vennard College and the associated schools, visit the page
Vennard Gilmore Scholarships History





The 1st Alumni Scholarship - 1943
Below is the original note from Dr. Vennard to the first Alumni Association scholarship recipient.
click on the image to see the enlargement
 
Thanks to Pat Brown for making this available to us.