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James Madison Memorial Fellowship

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Application Deadline

Early March

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be U.S. citizens 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 of application.

Fellowship Description

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals intending to become exemplary secondary education teachers of the American Constitution. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence.



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Professor of English
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