Study of the American Constitution and American History for students aspiring to be secondary teachers.


March 1, 2023


James Madison Program Administrator

Quick facts

Academic Discipline

Education and Teaching
Social Sciences


US Citizen


Senior, Entering Graduate, Graduate



Endorsement Required


Award Amount

The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the individual 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. Normally, Fellows receive less than these maximum amounts.


This scholarship funds graduate study for future teachers of the American History, Social Studies, and the Constitution at the secondary level. Applicants compete only against other applicants in the state they plan to teach in. Recipients are expected to teach one year for each year of funding they receive.


  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or civics classes where you will teach topics on the Constitution 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