James Madison

For: Seniors and recent graduates
Field: Teacher Education, Social Science and Humanities
National Deadline: Early March
Web site: www.jamesmadison.com

Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have recently completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. The Fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master’s degree at 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.

The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study.

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