Congratulation to our 2 K.O.P. Scholarship Essay Contest Winners: Taylor Wichtendahl and Kelsey Donahue!

Congratulation to our 2 K.O.P. Scholarship Essay Contest Winners: Taylor Wichtendahl and Kelsey Donahue!


K.O.P. or “Kids of Police” Montella Scholarship Program is just one way I can give back to the Police Officer Community I once served with.
— Brent Montella

Behind the K.O.P. Scholarship...

I was a Police Officer for 15 years before I was injured and medically retired, so my heart is closely tied to the community and their families.  Growing up it seemed I was always behind the learning curve fighting to persevere through educational challenges. I worked hard in school to get grants, loans and to hold jobs to receive my Bachelors Degree.  With hard work, discipline and perseverance I reached my educational goals and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree when others said I couldn’t. From that journey I discovered a love for motivating others.

Today, my past meets the present struggles and obstacles of our police community as they are under the microscope of negative publicity.  I want to take a negative moment in that community and bring a positive with giving back to our public service members and their families.  With this in mind, I created the K.O.P. Scholarship.  Each year I want to give the kids of active serving police officers the opportunity to earn $500 toward their college education.  To participate and earn a chance to win the $500 K.O.P. Scholarship, submit the eligibility form below and write an essay on the topic below.

K.O.P. Essay Topic:

Please write a 500 to 1,000 word essay on Influence.  Who has influenced you to be who you are and who do you strive to be?  It may be a parent or a coach, maybe even someone you would have never expected because of their age or because of some kind of ability or disability they may have. It may be your faith,  it may be someone you have never met.  I would like an essay written of someone who has influenced and inspired you to be a better you!

What is the Scholarship Amount?

The winner of the scholarship essay for K.O.P. will receive $500 towards their tuition or book needs.

How do I enter the K.O.P. Scholarship Essay Contest?

Step 1: Fill out the "eligibility" form below and submit.

Step 2: Please write a 500 to 1,000 word essay on Influence.  Tell us who has influenced you to be who you are today and who you strive to be?  I would like an essay written of someone who has influenced and inspired you to be a better you!

Step 3: Submit your final essay as an electronic PDF to homes@brentmontella.com with the subject line as, "K.O.P. 2016 Scholarship Essay Contest" with your First and Last name following.

*If you have any questions or inquiries please do not hesitate to call or email: homes@brentmontella.com or (757) 288-8268


Submit eligibility form NOW - August 7th, 2016

Essay is DUE by or on August 7th, 2015

$500 will be presented and awarded to the winner on Aug 19th, 2016

GOOD LUCK!


Please submit eligibility form & essay by August 7th to be in the K.O.P. 2016 Montella Scholarship Essay Contest.

Name of Applicant *
Name of Applicant
Address
Address
What will $500 go towards?
Name of Police Officer Parent *
Name of Police Officer Parent
Date of Sumbission *
Date of Sumbission
Which part of Hampton Roads are you from? *