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 view and 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, 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
Meet Our Scholarship Recipients
|Since 2011 our association has awarded 25 scholarships. These recipients are the newest members of our Vennard family. Meet them at the Scholarship Recipients page.