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National Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Competition Details

James Madison Graduate Fellowships

Goes By: Madison
Fellowship Website

These fellowships support graduate study of American history by aspiring and experienced secondary school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies.

The program must include a concentration of courses on the history and principles of the United States Constitution. Applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. Generally, one Fellowship per state is awarded each year.

Award Value

Maximum of $12,000 per year of study, for a maximum award of $24,000, to cover tuition, required fees, and books for the completion of a Master's degree. May also be used for room and board as necessary.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required No
Year of Study Funded Masters
Academic Areas: Social Sciences, Humanities, Education
Areas of Interest: Teaching
Language Funding No
Location Domestic

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


Madison Letters of Recommendation Deadline
Monday, March 8, 2021
5:00 p.m. CT

Intent to Apply Fall 2021 Deadline
Monday, November 1, 2021

Madison Electronic Deadline
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
5:00 p.m. CST

Last updated: June 5, 2018

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