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Oct. 22, 2004


Fellowships Available for Social Studies Teachers

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, an endowed and privately funded program designed to strengthen instruction about the constitution in nation's schools, will award fellowships for master's degree level graduates, who are studying the framing and history of the U.S. Constitution.

The stipend will last for two years of full-time study and will cover the cost of tuition, books, fees, and room and board
College seniors and graduates who intend to teach American history, government, or social studies are eligible for the fellowships. One fellowship will be awarded to a resident of each state or territory.

Fellows are required to enroll in graduate programs leading to master's degrees in American history and to teach grades 7-12 in American history, government, or social studies for a minimum of one year for each academic year of graduate assistance received.

Applications, due March 1, are available from the foundation's Web site: www.jamesmadison.com. For more information, contact Geoffrey Scheurman, Department of Teacher Education, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 715/425-3220, Geoffrey.scheurman@uwrf.edu.

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