James Madison Fellowship

Application deadline:   March 1, 2016

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation awards 50 fellowships for master’s students committed to teaching American Constitution for grades 7-12. Funding is offered to fellows that strive to teach American history, American government, and/or social studies full time to secondary school students. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.


  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7–12).
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or plan to receive a bachelor’s degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying.


The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study, and in no case shall the award exceed $12,000 for one academic year of study. Normally, Fellows receive less than these maximum amounts. Payments are made only for the actual costs of tuition, required fees, and books (as well as room and board if required to live away from your principal residence), and are made only for the minimum number of credits required for the award of the degree for which a Fellow is registered.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.jamesmadison.gov/eligibility.php
To apply, see: https://jamesmadison.scholarsapply.org/