James Madison Memorial Fellowship

Dates and Deadlines

Scholarship application deadline:
March 1, 2017


Scholarships up to $24,000 for graduate studies that will lead to the recipient becoming a secondary teacher in American History, American Government, or Social Studies. The award is split over 2 years with a maximum amount of $12,000 in a given year. Scholarship funds are to be used for tuition, fees, and books only, although room and board can be included if the student is required to live away from his/her primary residence. Recipients will also attend a 4 week summer institute in Washington D.C. with expenses being covered from the $24,000 scholarship amount.


  1. U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  2. Must be a teacher of or plan to become a teacher of American History, American Government, or Social Studies at the secondary level (grades 7-12)
  3. Possess a bachelor’s degree at the time of the award and have not received a Master’s degree within the previous 3 years.

Candidate Profile

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to a career teaching American History, American Government, or Social Studies at the secondary level with a particular emphasis on teaching that emphasizes the U.S. Constitution. Applicants should also have demonstrated devotion to civic responsibility along with a capacity for study and performance as classroom teachers with the proposed course of study.

Scholarship Website


Campus Procedure

Students interested in applying for the ames Madison Memorial Fellowship need to submit a completed Applicant Profile to the Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarship Office at scholarships@ucdavis.edu. The Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarships Office will work with each applicant to modify and strengthen the application to prepare it for submission. Once the application is ready for submission, the applicant will need to submit the final application through the James Madison Memorial Fellowship website.