AMOUNT: $24,000

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.


  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Plan to become a teacher, or be a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12)

  • Plan to complete 2 academic year of full-time graduate study

  • Possess a bachelor's degree or plan or plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31 of the year in which your are applying


  1. Contact the Hinckley Institute of Politics for scholarship advising and application assistance
  2. Submit application online

number of recipients: 50 (roughly 1 per state)