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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

James Madison Memorial Fellowship

National Web Site: http://www.jamesmadison.com/

Deadline: March 1

Established in 1986, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation was established to encourage the teaching of the United States Constitution in secondary schools. Fellowships will be awarded to candidates pursuing the following:

  • Master of Arts Degree in History or Political Science
  • Master of Arts in Teaching degree (with concentration in American Constitutional History, American Government, political institutions or political theory)
  • Master of Education degree with concentrations in American Constitutional History, American Government, political institutions or political theory).
  • Master of Arts or Master of Science in Education degree (with concentrations in American Constitutional History, American Government, political institutions or political theory).

All Awardees will attend a four-week summer program at Georgetown University


Indiana University Bloomington Representative:
Dr. Donald R. Warren
Professor of Education
Indiana University
Education, Room 4202
Bloomington, IN 47405
dwarren@indiana.edu (812) 856-8379

  • Students who are about to complete or have recently completed their undergraduate study
  • Teachers wishing to attend graduate school on a part time basis during summer or evening classes (must already have a Bachelor's degree)
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Plan to be a teacher or American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level

Conditions of Fellowship

  • James Madison Fellows must agree to teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for no less than one year for each full academic year of study under the fellowship.
  • Fellowship covers actual costs of tuition, books and fees and room and board up to a maximum of $12,000 for two years.

Application to include:

  • Application Form (available at http://www.jamesmadison.com/)
  • 600-word essay explaining why the study of the U.S. Constitution is of sufficient importance to be an essential part of secondary school education
  • Information regarding your past academic achievement
  • Two to three recommendations from faculty, supervisors, colleagues, or other professional persons who can attest to your intellectual and personal qualifications
  • Transcripts

James Madison Fellowship Program
2201 North Dodge Street
P.O. Box 4030
Iowa City, IA 52243

For complete information regarding the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program please visit http://www.jamesmadison.com/.