Vennard Gilmore Scholarships

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.

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
Vennard Gilmore Scholarships History page.

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 Scholarship Contributions page for details on how you can contribute now to the Scholarship Fund, or plan a long-range donation.

Also on that page we have an audio of clip of President Harris discussion the importance of supporting education.

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 so much to Pat Brown for making this available to us.