Up to $24,000 to support graduate study in history, government, or teaching at any university in the US

Contact

James Madison Program Administrator
Madison@scholarshipamerica.org

Quick facts

Academic Discipline

Education
Public Service

Citizenship

U.S. Citizen

Status

Senior Year, Young Alumni

Location

Domestic

Endorsement Required

Yes

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.

Description

The James Madison Foundation funds graduate study for future teachers of American history, government, or civics with a particular focus on the Constitution. Approximately 50 awards are given, one per state.

Benefits

The fellowship provides up to $24,000 toward tuition, required fees, books, room and board. Fellows also attend a summer institute in which they intensively study the American Constitution and visit historic sites associated with the institutions of the American government.

Eligibility

  • 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

Selection Criteria

  •  Committment to a career teaching American history, government, or civics at the grades 7-12 level, with special emphasis on teaching topics on the Constitution
  • Devotion to civic responsibility
  • Capacity for study and performance as a classroom teacher