Fort Hays State University students who are planning on attending graduate school or who 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.
The fellowships carry a stipend of up to $24,000 for up to two years of full-time study, covering the costs of tuition, required fees, books and room and board. They are awarded to one student from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories. They 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. 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 attendance at the summer institute will be paid for by the Madison Foundation.
Application materials may be downloaded from the foundation's Web-site at www.jamesmadison.com. Application materials must be received by March 1.
For more information about the program, contact Dr. Richard Heil at (785) 628-4425 or the James Madison Fellowship Program at (800) 525-6928 between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., central time, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.