James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 for the purpose of improving teaching about the United States Constitution in secondary schools.
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The Foundation is an independent agency of the federal government. This foundation offers $24,000 graduate fellowships to secondary level teacher of American history, government and civics.

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In today's Washington Times, by Senator Orrin G. Hatch...
03/30/2021
America is facing a civics crisis. Here’s how to fix it

In today's Washington Times, by Senator Orrin G. Hatch...

At the close of the 1787 Constitutional Convention, when asked what form of government the convention had provided for our new nation, Benjamin Franklin replied, “A republic — if you can keep it.”

Summer Institute Update.
03/29/2021

Summer Institute Update.

Congratulations to Sarah Manhardt ‘17 (DC), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship.  ...
03/29/2021

Congratulations to Sarah Manhardt ‘17 (DC), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship. Sarah graduated from Harvard University with a Master’s of Education degree in Teaching & Curriculum history and is a teacher at Urban Assembly School for Law & Justice in Brooklyn, New York.

#HarvardUniversity

The Fellowship Selection Committee is currently meeting via Zoom to select the 2021 James Madison Fellows.  Thanks to al...
03/28/2021

The Fellowship Selection Committee is currently meeting via Zoom to select the 2021 James Madison Fellows. Thanks to all who have applied.

Interesting article from our friend and Constitutional Scholar, Lynn Uzzell.
03/24/2021
Madison’s Five Lessons for Overcoming Polarization

Interesting article from our friend and Constitutional Scholar, Lynn Uzzell.

There has never been a time when our nation wasn’t divided by partisanship. Yet some eras are more divisive than others, and few of us would deny that we’re living through an especially p

Watch Andrew Conneen '96 (IL) on C-Span, "2020 Cram for the Exam AP Government and Politics Exam Review." High school go...
03/19/2021
2020 Cram for the Exam AP Government and Politics Exam Review

Watch Andrew Conneen '96 (IL) on C-Span, "2020 Cram for the Exam AP Government and Politics Exam Review." High school government teachers Andrew Conneen and Daniel Larsen talked about the Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics Exam. They discussed the content and structure of the adjusted 2020 exam and what students should be studying. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications from high school students.

An updated 2021 Cram for the Exam AP Government and Politics Exam by both of these teachers will be released by C-Span on May 1st, 2021.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4874694/2020-cram-exam-ap-government-politics-exam-review

Adlai E. Stevenson High School

High school government teachers Andrew Conneen and Daniel Larsen talked about the Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics Exam. They discussed the content and structure of the adjusted 2020 exam and what students should be studying. They also responded to telephone calls and electro...

The 2021 Fellows' Fellowship Campaign has officially begun!  Show your support for civics education by helping to fund t...
03/18/2021

The 2021 Fellows' Fellowship Campaign has officially begun! Show your support for civics education by helping to fund the next James Madison Fellows' Fellowship. Give here: https://support.jamesmadisonfund.org/2021FFC

Today's the day!  The 2021 Fellows' Fellowship Campaign has officially begun.  In honor of James Madison's birthday, the...
03/16/2021

Today's the day! The 2021 Fellows' Fellowship Campaign has officially begun. In honor of James Madison's birthday, the James Madison Fund is asking for your support to fund the next James Madison Fellows' Fellowship. Show your support by donating here: https://support.jamesmadisonfund.org/2021FFC

Congratulations to Matthew E. Burgoyne ‘15 (DC), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowsh...
03/16/2021

Congratulations to Matthew E. Burgoyne ‘15 (DC), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship. Matthew graduated from American University with a Master’s of Art’s in teaching degree in social studies and is a teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, District of Columbia.

#WoodrowWilsonHighSchool

Celebrating a presidential birthday.#JamesMadison
03/16/2021

Celebrating a presidential birthday.

#JamesMadison

Congratulations to Erica W. Benson ‘16 (KS), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship. ...
03/15/2021

Congratulations to Erica W. Benson ‘16 (KS), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship. Erica graduated from Arizona State University with a Master’s of Art’s degree in Northern American history, and she is a teacher at Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park, Kansas.

Arizona State University

Bipartisan support for this important "Civics Secures Democracy Act," which was introduced today.https://delauro.house.g...
03/11/2021
U.S. Representatives DeLauro, Cole, Blumenauer and Senators C***s, Cornyn Introduce the Civics Secures Democracy Act

Bipartisan support for this important "Civics Secures Democracy Act," which was introduced today.

https://delauro.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/us-representatives-delauro-cole-blumenauer-and-senators-coons-cornyn

Today, U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Tom Cole (R-OK), and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) joined by Senators Chris C***s (D-DE) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the Civics Secures Democracy Act to restore the importance placed on civics education in American classrooms with targeted federal inve...

Congratulations to Martin S. Bressler ‘12 (MO), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowshi...
03/11/2021

Congratulations to Martin S. Bressler ‘12 (MO), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship. Martin graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Master’s of Art’s degree in history and is a teacher at Auburn Middle School in Auburn, Maine.

Sam Houston State University

The Foundation is pleased by the large number of applicants who have applied for the new privately-funded “Frederick Dou...
03/10/2021

The Foundation is pleased by the large number of applicants who have applied for the new privately-funded “Frederick Douglass-James Madison Fellowship” offered to teachers or prospective teachers of color. (https://www.jamesmadison.gov/fellowship-information/frederick-douglass-james-madison-fellowship)

We are pleased to announce that another private foundation has provided us with funds so we can award a second “Frederick Douglass-James Madison Fellowship” this year.

We want to thank Austin Flajser, President and CEO of the Carr Companies, owners of the historic InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C. Hotel in Washington, D.C., for allowing us to use this image of Frederick Douglass to help promote these important new fellowships. This portrait of Frederick Douglas hangs in the foyer of the Willard Hotel.

Congratulations to Colbe K. Klein ‘14 (PA), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship.  ...
03/10/2021

Congratulations to Colbe K. Klein ‘14 (PA), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship. Colbe graduated from West Chester University with a Master’s of Art’s degree in history and is a teacher at Salesianum School in Wilmington, Delaware.

#WestChesterUniversity

Congratulations to Donna M. Fedele ‘15 (NY), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship. ...
03/09/2021

Congratulations to Donna M. Fedele ‘15 (NY), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship. Donna graduated from Ashland University with a Master’s of Art’s degree in American History & Government, and she is a teacher at Cardigan Mountain School in Canaan, New Hampshire.

Ashland MAHG

Congratulations to Dustin P. Baker, ‘15 (NC), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship....
03/04/2021

Congratulations to Dustin P. Baker, ‘15 (NC), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship. Dustin graduated from Ashland University with a Master’s of Art’s in History & Government degree, and he is a teacher at Franklin Academy Charter School, Lake Forest, North Carolina.

#AshlandMAHG
#FranklinAcademyCharterSchool

March 16th is the BIG DAY!  The 2021 Fellows' Fellowship Campaign kicks off on March 16th.  Keep an eye on your inbox fo...
03/04/2021

March 16th is the BIG DAY! The 2021 Fellows' Fellowship Campaign kicks off on March 16th. Keep an eye on your inbox for exciting opportunities to participate!

Congratulations to Ashley E. Heyer ‘11 (LA), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship. ...
03/03/2021

Congratulations to Ashley E. Heyer ‘11 (LA), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship. Ashley graduated from the University of Louisiana, Monroe with a Master’s of Art’s degree in history and she is a teacher at Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Congratulations to Charly M. Adkinson, ‘16 (SC), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowsh...
02/25/2021

Congratulations to Charly M. Adkinson, ‘16 (SC), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship. Charly graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, with a Master’s of Science in Political Science degree, and she is a teacher at Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina.
#SummervilleHighSchool

02/24/2021
Congratulations to Shelby R. Thompson, ‘18 (LA), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowsh...
02/24/2021

Congratulations to Shelby R. Thompson, ‘18 (LA), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship. Shelby graduated from Ashland University with a Master’s of Art’s in History & Government degree, and she is a teacher at Fontainebleau High School in Mandeville, Louisiana.

#FontainebleauHighSchool
Ashland MAHG

Congratulations to Jill L. Duplessis, ‘17 (CO), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowshi...
02/23/2021

Congratulations to Jill L. Duplessis, ‘17 (CO), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship. Jill graduated from Ashland University with a Master’s of Art’s in History & Government degree, and she is a teacher at Soroco High School in Oak Creek, Colorado.

#SorocoHighSchool
Ashland MAHG

Congratulations to Olivia W. Lewis, ‘16 (AR), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship....
02/19/2021

Congratulations to Olivia W. Lewis, ‘16 (AR), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship. Olivia graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Master’s of Art’s degree in history and is a teacher at East End Junior High School in Hensley, Arkansas.

#EastEndJuniorHighSchool

$24,000 for secondary teachers of history, government and civics.
02/17/2021

$24,000 for secondary teachers of history, government and civics.

If you know someone that would make a great James Madison Fellow, please nominate them.
02/12/2021

If you know someone that would make a great James Madison Fellow, please nominate them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv7U85LHg5IThis is an excellent discussion at the National Constitution Center.CEO Jeffr...
02/09/2021
The Constitution in Crisis: What Would Madison Think of Democracy Today? (HD)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv7U85LHg5I

This is an excellent discussion at the National Constitution Center.

CEO Jeffrey Rosen discusses with Larry Kramer, President of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, Colleen Sheehan, Professor of Political Science at Villanova University, and Greg Weiner, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Assumption College.

What would James Madison think of democracy today?CEO Jeffrey Rosen discusses with Larry Kramer, President of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Le...

The new Frederick Douglass-James Madison Fellowship is a privately funded, $24,000 graduate fellowship, offered to peopl...
02/05/2021

The new Frederick Douglass-James Madison Fellowship is a privately funded, $24,000 graduate fellowship, offered to people of color who are United States citizens and who are secondary level teachers or prospective teachers of American history, American government or civics to earn a master’s degree studying the Constitution.

This fellowship aims to encourage people of color to become outstanding teachers and emulate Frederick Douglass himself as a constitutional scholar. With this new education, they will be able to take this knowledge into their classrooms. The awardee of this fellowship will be required to follow all of the rules and regulations of a traditional James Madison Fellowship.

Those who would like to compete for the Frederick Douglass-James Madison Fellowship should mark the appropriate box on the fellowship application. Candidates will only compete against others who have also marked this box. Once the Frederick Douglass-James Madison Fellowship awardee is selected by the Fellowship Selection Committee, all remaining applicants will compete in their own home state competition for standard James Madison Fellowships.

https://www.jamesmadison.gov/fellowship-information/frederick-douglass-james-madison-fellowship

Congratulations to Teresa M. Obedzinski, ‘16 (CT), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellow...
02/05/2021

Congratulations to Teresa M. Obedzinski, ‘16 (CT), who has completed all of the requirements of the James Madison Fellowship. Teresa graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a Master’s of Art’s degree in history and she is a teacher at Naugatuck High School in Naugatuck, Connecticut.

Central Connecticut State University

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James Madison Graduate Fellowships

www.jamesmadison.gov. The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year. Applications are available at the Foundation’s website.

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