Dear Montford Middle School 8th Grade Parents and Students: We are very pleased to be able to continue the William J. Montford Award of Excellence Endowment Scholarship. Annually, a deserving 8th grader is selected as the recipient of this award. All Montford 8th graders who wish to pursue a college degree in the field of education are invited to participate. To qualify, the students must have an overall grade point average of 2.5 and maintain good citizenship marks. All potential candidates must compose an original essay explaining “Why I Want to be a Teacher.” The length of the essay must be a minimum of 300 words and not to exceed 1,000 words. The winner will receive a $500.00 scholarship, to be used to assist in funding future college expenses. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 24th, and all submissions should be turned into the student’s history teacher or to Mrs. Ward. We hope that many of our 8th grade students take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and we look forward to announcing the winner later this year.