Fort Hays State University students who are planning on graduate school or are currently enrolled in graduate school in the study of the framing and history of the U.S. Constitution are eligible for a James Madison Memorial Fellowship, which carries a stipend of up to $24,000 for up to two years of full-time study.
The fellowships, which will be awarded to one student from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the other U.S. territories, are funded by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation.
Students who receive the fellowships are required to teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades seven to 12 for a minimum of one year per academic year of graduate assistance they receive, and they must attend an accredited, four-week summer institute at Georgetown University, Washington, DC, on the principles, framing, ratification, and implementation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Their attendence at the summer institute will be paid for by the Madison Foundation.
For more information about the program, contact Dr. Richard Heil at (785) 628-4425 or the James Madison Fellowship Program at (800) 525-6928. Application materials may be found at www.jamesmadison.com.