James Madison Scholarship

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 for the purpose of improving teaching about the United States Constitution in secondary schools. Through a national competition, the Foundation offers James Madison Fellowships to a select group of individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution. James Madison Fellowships support the graduate study of American history by aspiring and experienced secondary school teachers of American history, American government and social studies. The James Madison Fellowship funds up to $24,000 of each Fellow's course of study towards a master's degree. That program must include a concentration of courses on the history and principles of the United States Constitution. 


  • Be a U.S. Citizen or National

  • Be a teacher, or plan to be a teacher of American History, American Government or Social Studies at the secondary school level.
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or plan to receive one no later than August 31st of the year that you apply.
  • Meet other requirements outlined on the James Madison Foundation website.

Application Form

For More Info

Please pick up an application at the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Building 72 Room 102. If you have specific questions, contact Molly Wheeler at 801-581-8501 for additional information.

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