James Madison Graduate Fellowship

Intended for future secondary school teachers undertaking the study of the constitution. The fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to master’s degrees, for those who intend to become secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12. Can be used at any institution. Renewable for up to two years of graduate study.


College seniors and recent graduates with high a GPA interested in graduate school. Applicants must obtain: Master of Arts (MA) in American history or in political science, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) concentrating on either American Constitutional history, Master of Education (MEd) or the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Education with a concentration in American history or American government, political institutions, and political theory.


The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study. In no case shall the award exceed $12,000 for one academic year of study.

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