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Name James Madison Memorial Senior Fellowship
Number of Awards
Award Value $12,000
Award Type Merit-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications Until March 1
Renewable
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Contact Information

Contact James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
2000 K Street, NW, Suite 303
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Phone (202)653-8700
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Scholarship Description

Senior Fellowships are awarded to teachers who wish to undertake work for a graduate degree on a part-time basis through summer and evening classes. Senior Fellows have up to five years to complete their degree.

The Fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master’s degree. James Madison Fellows can attend any accredited institution of higher education in the United States. Each individual entering the James Madison Fellowship Program will be expected to pursue and complete a master’s degree in one of the following (Listed in order of preference):

* Master of Arts degree (MA) in American history or in political science (also referred to as "government and politics" or as "government");

* Master of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT) concentrating on either American Constitutional history (in a history department) or American government, political institutions and political theory (in a political science department);

* Master of Education degree (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.

To be eligible to apply for a fellowship, you must:

* Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.

* Be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12).

* Possess a bachelor’s degree or plan to receive a bachelor’s degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying.

* Wait at least three years from the time that any previous graduate degree was awarded before applying for a James Madison Fellowship.