Each year, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation makes available at least one fellowship in each state for master's level graduate program study of History of the Constitution, prospective secondary school teachers of American History, American Government, or social studies.
The maximum amount of each award is up to $24,000. Fellowship payments cover the actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, room, and board and cannot exceed $12,000 per academic year. Normally, Fellows receive less than these maximum amounts. After earning the master's degree, a James Madison Fellow is required to teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for one year per each full academic year of study under the fellowship. Failure to complete the program requirements will necessitate the repayment to the Foundation of all funds paid to the Fellow or on his or her behalf plus interest. For application and additional information call 1-800-525-6928 or visit the Foundation website: http://www.jamesmadison.com.