Meet our 2022 Vennard Gilmore Scholarship recipients

Walker Newman, Mid America Nazarene University, Youth Ministry
Kimberly Hoch, DeAnza Community College, Nursing
Nathanael Nicholls, Liberty University, Biomedical Sciences
Benjamin Miller, University of Michigan, Aerospace Engineering
Hannah Nicholls, Cedarville University, Nursing
Nathan Mast, Purdue University, Mechnical Engineering
Clayton Gentry, Barclay College, Pastoral Ministry

Learn about all our Scholarship Recipients
The schools our recipients are attending, the ministry and career paths they are pursuing.
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Scholarship Recipients

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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.

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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