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

Contact

James Madison Program Administrator
Madison@scholarshipamerica.org

Quick facts

Academic Discipline

Education and Teaching
Social Sciences

Citizenship

US Citizen

Status

Senior, Entering Graduate, Graduate

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

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.

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