Up to $24,000 prorated over period of study. Fellowship payments
cover the actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, and room
and board, but cannot exceed $12,000 per academic year. The length
of the award is two years.
The application deadline is March 1, 2013.
US citizen or US national, and desire to become a teacher. Must
either currently possess a Bachelor's degree, or plan to receive a
Bachelor's degree no later than August 31. After earning the
degree, fellows are obligated to teach grades 7-12 for one year for
each full year of study under the fellowship.
Application materials include a constitutional essay (about 600
words), all transcripts, and 2 to 3 letters of evaluation.
The James Madison Fellowship was established by Congress for the
purpose of improving teaching about the US Constitution in
secondary schools. Through a national competition, the Foundation
offers Junior Fellowships for graduate study at any accredited
institution. Students are expected to pursue and complete a
Master's degree in one of the following (listed in order of
preference): Masters of Arts (MA) in American History or Political
Science, Masters of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT) concentrating on
either American Constitutional history or American government,
political institutions and political theory, Masters of Education
degree (MEd) or the Master of Arts or Master of Science in
Education with concentration in American history or American
government, political institutions, and political theory.
For more information, please visit the James Madison Memorial