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To find and recognize graduating seniors who are committed to teaching American history, American government, and/or social studies full time in grades 7-12.


  • Students must be college juniors at the time of selection.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
  • Be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12).
  • Possess a bachelorís degree or plan to receive a bachelorís degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying.
  • Wait at least three years from the time that any previous graduate degree was awarded before applying for a James Madison Fellowship.

Number Nominated

Each year, the Foundation selects at least one James Madison Fellow, either junior or senior, from each state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and, considered as a single entity, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Funds permitting, more than one fellowship may be awarded in jurisdictions with larger populations.  Texas has been averaging four recipients per year over the past decade.
Other Requirements
Must have faculty representative

January 22, 2010
Kyle Voyles (940) 898-3641

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