James Madison Senior Fellowship Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

March 01

Awarded By

James Madison Memorial Foundation

Award Amount

The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study. In no case shall the award exceed $12,000 for one academic year of study. Normally, fellows receive less than the maximum amount. Payments are made only for the actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, and room & board; and are made only for the minimum number of credits required for the award of the degree for which a fellow is registered. Each fellow must make satisfactory progress toward the degree, remain in good academic standing, and complete the degree study within the amount of time indicated above.


The foundation awards 53 fellowships annually. The foundation selects at least one 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.

Additional Information

The foundation offers two fellowships: 'junior' fellowships are awarded to outstanding college seniors and college graduates without teaching experience; and 'senior' fellowships are awarded to superior current teachers. Applicants receiving senior fellowships have five years to complete their programs. In addition, each fellow is required to attend the foundation's Summer Institute during the term of the fellowship. The four-week Summer Institute is held at Georgetown University each summer. Upon graduation, fellows must teach for one full year for each academic year of aid received under a fellowship, preferably in the state from which the recipient won the fellowship.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online on the James Madison Memorial Foundation (JMMF) website. Applications must be completed online. In addition to a completed application, the following must be submit ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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