James Madison Fellowship
|Who is eligible?||Seniors who are U.S. citizens, and who have no teaching experience yet do have a commitment to becoming secondary school teachers of American history, government or social studies, and who have a record of commitment to civic responsibilities.|
|When is the Deadline?||Campus: Early February
Madison: March 1
|Description||The Fellowship supports master's studies in history, social studies or education that integrate a two-semester course sequence on U.S. constitutional history. The maximum award is $24,000, to be pro-rated over the period of study. It is expected that fellowship recipients will commit to teaching secondary school history or social studies for a period no less than one year for each year of graduate study supported by the Fellowship. One Madison Fellow named in each U.S. state.|
|How Do I Apply?||Students create an online account and access the electronic application, which includes the application essay, description of the student's proposed course of graduate study, and three letters of recommendation.|
|Essay(s):||600 words describing the importance and role of studying the U.S. Constitution in the contemporary secondary school context and with respect to the applicant's career goals.|
|What happens after I submit an application?||A selection committee evaluates all applications and recommends for selection at least one James Madison Fellow from each state for which there are at least two eligible applicants.|
|What's next?||James Madison Fellows participate in a four-week Summer Institute on the Constitution.|
"The Foundation seeks to make awards to those experienced and aspiring secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 who demonstrate the fullest and deepest commitment to a life-long career in classroom teaching young people about the history and principles of American constitutional government."
For more information, see the James Madison Foundation website.