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James Madison Memorial Fellowship

university fellowships committee

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation invites applications from graduating seniors who have a demonstrated commitment to a career teaching American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level. These generous awards, named after the fourth president of the United States and acknowledged "Father of the Constitution and Bill of Rights," support teachers and prospective teachers in attaining their Master's degrees. They are intended to strengthen teaching in the nation's secondary schools about the history, principles, and development of constitutional government in the United States.

Up to $24,000 will be allocated to cover tuition, fees, books, room, and board for pursuit of the Master's degree. Stipends cover five years of part-time study by practicing teachers or two years of full-time study by recent college graduates. At least one Madison Fellowship is award in each of the fifty states.

Those interested in applying should make an appointment with the Boston College Campus Coordinator for the Madison Fellowship, to obtain guidance on the formal application. Students interested in competing for the James Madison Fellowship must submit a complete application to the BC Madison Nominating Committee no later than January 15.

Note: This deadline is earlier than the formal deadline for the Madison Foundation.

To get additional information about the James Madison Fellowships and the application process before talking with the Campus Coordinator, consult the James Madison Foundation web site.