James Madison Fellowships for History Teachers

For alumni and those about to graduate in December 2013 or May 2014 who are teaching (or planning to teach) middle school or high school history, government, or social studies…

James Madison Fellowship Foundation logoConsider applying for the James Madison Graduate Fellowship before the March 1, 2014 deadline. Founded by the U.S. Congress in commemoration of the Constitution’s bicentennial, the fellowship provides up to $24,000 to cover tuition, books, fees, and room and board for current or future teachers seeking a master’s degree in U.S. history, political science, or an education program (e.g., M.A.T., M.Ed.) concentrating on constitutional history, American government, or a similar field. Junior Fellowships are available for college seniors and recent graduates without teaching experience (but intending to teach history, government, or social studies) looking to return to grad school and finish within two years; Senior Fellowships are for current teachers and can be spread out over up to five years of part-time study.

Bethel alumni have received this honor in the past, including Crystal Soltero (’86), named a Madison Fellow in 1992 while a social studies teacher in Tucson, Arizona. She used the fellowship to complete a master’s in teaching and teacher education at the University of Arizona; she went on to add her PhD and is now an assistant professor at that university’s College of Education.


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