The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 for the purpose of improving teaching about the United States Constitution in secondary schools.
The Fellowships were created to honor Madisonian principles by providing support for graduate study that focuses on the Constitution, its history and contemporary relevance to the practices and policies of democratic government. Fellows gain a deeper understanding of the principles of constitutional government which they in turn transmit to their students. In this way the James Madison Fellowships ensure that the spirit and practical wisdom of the Constitution will guide the actions of future generations of American citizens.
Recipients are eligible for a maximum of up to $24,000 for up to two years full time study (part time study up to five years, maximum $24,000 award). Fellowship pays cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board. They DO NOT support study toward doctoral degrees or teacher certificates.
- Intent to pursue program and graduate study that emphasizes the Constitution.
- Civic mindedness and participation in community activities.
- Eligible Madison Fellowship recipients should want to pursue a master's degree in history or political science; a degree of master of arts in teaching in history or social studies; or a related master's degree in education that permits a concentration in history, government, social sciences or political science.
- An applicant must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
- Applicants must qualify for study toward one of masters listed above.
- All applicants must agree to teach American history, American government, or social studies full time in a secondary school for no less than one year for each year of study funded.
- Applications may be obtained from Dr. Don Holsinger, History Department, or from the website below.
- Application deadline is no later than March 1st of every year.
It is very important to refer to the web site listed below for specific and complete information regarding this fellowship
Web site: http://www.jamesmadison.com.