HAYS, KS -- Future teachers attending Fort Hays State University have the opportunity to receive a James Madison Fellowship worth $24,000.
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation is a federally-endowed program designed to strengthen instruction about the U.S. Constitution in the nation's schools. This program awards fellowships in 2002 for master's-level graduate study of the framing and history of the U.S. Constitution.
The fellowships will be awarded to at least one legal resident of each state. They carry a maximum stipend of $24,000 for up to two years of full-time study for college graduates. This fellowship is used to cover the costs of tuition, required fees, books, room and board.
Applicants must enroll in graduate programs leading to master's degrees offered by any accredited university in American history, political science or education. Participation in an accredited four-week summer institute held at Georgetown University, Washington, DC, on the principles, framing, ratification and implementation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights is required of all applicants, normally during the summer after the commencement of study. Attendance at the summer institute is paid for by the Madison Foundation.
After completing study under their fellowships, James Madison Fellows are required to teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for a minimum of one year for each academic year of graduate assistance they receive.
For further information on the James Madison Fellowships, contact Dr. Richard Heil, associate professor of political science and chair of the Department of Political Science and Justice Studies, in Rarick Hall 356 or (785) 628-4425 or visit the Web site at www.jamesmadison.com.