Special Academic Opportunities

James Madison Fellowship

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation awards fellowships to future secondary school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies in grades 7-12.  The foundation awards James Madison Fellowships to college seniors and graduates who will normally enroll respectively in full and part-time graduate study.  These students must pursue a master’s degree in either: American history or political science, a degree of Master of Arts in Teaching in history or social studies, or a related master’s degree in education that permits a concentration in American history, American government, social studies, or political science.


Junior fellows are eligible for a maximum of $24,000 for up to two years of full-time study.  Fellowships do not support study toward doctoral degrees or teaching certificates.


Applicant must:

  • Be an U.S. citizen or U.S. national, possessing a bachelor’s degree or planning to receive a degree no later than August 31, of the year in which he or she is applying.
  • Agree to teach full-time in a secondary school for no less than one year for each full academic year of study under a fellowship in the subject fields of American History, American Government or Social Studies.

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Application Procedure

Seniors should begin preparing application materials at the end of the fall semester.


Applications must be received in the Provost’s Office by February 1, 2009.

Completed applications are due by March 1, 2009.






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