The Montague-CTE Scholar award is named in honor of the late Kenneth Montague, a 1937 Texas A&M graduate who was awarded distinguished alumnus status and was a long-serving trustee for the Texas A&M Foundation. He and his wife, Judy, created an endowment in 1991 to benefit Aggies who are life-long learners and dedicated contributors to their communities. Jim Montague and his wife, Vicki, continue the legacy begun by his father while providing a new vision of transformational experiences for both faculty and student alike.
The Center for Teaching Excellence exists to provide leadership and services that contribute to improvement of teaching quality at Texas A&M University. The Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholars Program was initiated in 1991 as a cornerstone effort in this quest for sustained excellence.
Academic colleges annually select one tenure-track developing faculty member for the Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar designation. This person, who will have already shown ability and interest in the teaching of undergraduates, receives a $6,500 grant to research and develop innovative teaching techniques with outcomes made available to other faculty through the Center for Teaching Excellence.