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James Madison Graduate Fellowships for Master’s Students

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to U.S citizens or U.S. nationals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. These fellowships are awarded to master’s degree candidates as follows:

  • Junior Fellowships to college seniors and graduates who wish to become secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies for full-time graduate study toward a master’s degree. Junior Fellows are eligible for up to two calendar years of support with a maximum stipend of $24,000 prorated over the period of study. In no case can the stipend exceed $12,000 for one year of study. 
  • Senior Fellowships to experienced secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies for part-time graduate study during summers or in evening and weekend programs toward a master’s degree. Senior Fellows are eligible for up to five calendar years of support with a maximum stipend of $24,000 prorated over the period of study.

After receiving the Master’s degree, each Fellow must teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7–12 for one full year for each academic year of funding received under a fellowship, preferably in the state from which the recipient won the fellowship.

To apply or get more information about this fellowships, visit jamesmadison.gov. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2017.

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