The 2024 Vennard Gilmore Scholarships process
has closed.
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class of 2024 scholarship recipients.

2023 scholarship recipients

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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.

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About our Scholarship Recipients
Our 38 scholarship recipients have attended 26 different schools,
pursuing 30 different career paths.
Our scholarship program has enabled us to benefit those who are going to have a ministry in fields that aren't typically regarded as full-time Christian service, broadening Vennard's legacy of outreach and impact.
Arkansas State University
Barclay College
Belmont University
Bethel College
Cedarville University
Dallas Baptist University
DeAnza Community College
East Texas Baptist University
Emmaus Bible College
Greenville University
Grand Canyon University
Kentucky Mt. Bible College
Liberty University
Mid America University
Mt. Vernon Nazarene University
Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Olivet Nazarene University
Palomar College
Purdue University
Southwestern Michigan College
Taylor University
Trevecca Nazarene University
Trine University
University of Michigan
University Northwestern-St. Paul
Fields of Study
Aerospace Engineering
Audio Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Communications/Christian Ed.
Digital Communications
Educational Ministries
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Film Production
Mechanical Engineering
Organizational Leadership
Physical Education
Music/Christian Ministry & Art
Non Profit Management
Pastoral Ministry
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Secondary Education
Social Studies/Pre-Legal
Social Work
Youth Ministry
Youth & Camping Ministry

History of the Vennard Gilmore Scholarships
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, more than 100 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