$24,000 to Fund Your Graduate Work (No, This Is Not Spam)

I just received this from the Education Department.  It looks like an amazing opportunity to fund your graduate work.  –JF

The Teacher Education Program received notification about the James Madison Fellowship, a federal program that offers pre-service and in-service teachers of government and history up to $24,000 to complete a Master’s degree in fields related to the U.S. Constitution.  The program has awarded over 1200 fellowships since its inception in 1992.

Junior Fellows (those who have not yet taught) have two years to complete full-time graduate studies at any accredited college or university in the country.  After receiving their degree, they are required to teach in a secondary school for at least two years. 

The fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis, but candidates only compete with candidates from within each state – not on a nationwide basis.  Their goal is to award at least one James Madison Fellowship per year per state. Full details of the fellowship as well as applications are available at the Madison Foundation website, jamesmadison.gov.  Applications are due each year on March 1.

As you know, we typically post this type of information on the TEP Facebook page and E-digest, but since this opportunity is specific to History/Social Studies Certification (and Grades 4-8 with Social Studies) students and grads, we have decided to send this information directly to the 2013 grads in these majors and this year’s seniors.  We hope that this program will be of interest to some of you and that you will apply to take advantage of this opportunity. 

We will be passing on to Dr. Fea a copy of the brochure and a poster that advertises the fellowship.  If you are interested in applying for the fellowship, we encourage you to talk with Dr. Fea or your advisor for application tips.  We would love to hear if you are awarded one of these fellowships.

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