March 1 is the deadline for interested college students and graduates to apply for the 2022 James Madison Graduate Fellowships, says Dr. Patrick Huber, professor of history at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
The fellowships are awarded by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, a federally endowed program designed to strengthen instruction about the U.S. Constitution in the nation’s schools, for graduate-level study of the framing and history of the U.S. Constitution.
College seniors and college graduates who plan to earn master’s degrees and who are teachers, or plan to become teachers, of American history, American government, or civics classes where they will teach topics on the Constitution at the secondary school level (grades 7–12) are eligible for the awards.
Fellowships carry a maximum stipend of $24,000 for up to two years of full-time study for graduate students. The stipend is used to cover the costs of tuition, required fees, room and board, and books. Fellows must enroll in graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in American history, political science, or education at an accredited university.
This year, James Madison Fellowships will be awarded competitively to at least one legal resident of each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the other U.S. territories. After completing graduate school under their fellowships, James Madison Fellows are required to teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for at least one year per academic year of graduate assistance they received.
The deadline to apply for a James Madison Graduate Fellowship is March 1. More details about the program are available online at jamesmadison.gov. Interested students may also write the James Madison Fellowship Program, 1613 Duke St., Alexandria, VA, 22314. The foundation can be reached by calling 800-525-6928.