Peter and Yvonne Nicolay Endowed Scholarship

Peter and Yvonne Nicolay

Type: Endowed

Donor: Peter and Yvonne Nicolay

Established: 2011

This scholarship was created by Peter and Yvonne Nicolay, who were married in 1949.    Yvonne was a 1949 JBU graduate with a degree in Christian Education.    Yvonne attended Biola University for graduate classes and while there worked as a secretary to the Vice President of Navigators.  She later earned a teaching certificate from Wheaton.  The Nicolays spent four years in the Philippines at the Far East Bible Institute.  Afterwards, they lived in California where Yvonne taught high school and Peter was a high school counselor before entering the real estate business.

Peter Nicolay accepted the Lord as Savior in 1943 while in Chicago visiting Moody Church.  He served with General MacArthur’s Sixth Army in the liberation of the Philippines. After WWII ended, Peter attended Calvin College for a year, Biola for a year and then finished at JBU in 1950 with a degree in Christian Education.  At Wheaton, he obtained a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Literature.  Of all the schools Peter attended, he liked JBU best because of the warm and friendly atmosphere on campus. Peter passed away in 2014 and Yvonne in 2019.