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November 13, 2000

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Fellowships Available for Future Teachers

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, a federally-endowedprogram designed to strengthen instruction about the Constitution in thenationís schools, will award fellowships in 2001 for masterís degree levelgraduate study of the framing and history of the US Constitution. Collegeseniors and college graduates who intend to become secondary school teachersof American History, American government or social studies are eligible.

Through a nationwide competition the James Madison Fellowships willbe awarded to at least one legal resident in each state, the District ofColumbia, Puerto Rico, and other US territories. The Fellows will be requiredto teach American History, American government or social studies in grades7 Ė 12 for a minimum of one year for each academic year of graduate assistancethey receive.

Fellowships carry a maximum stipend of $24,000 (for up to two yearsof full time study for college graduates) to be used to cover the costsof tuition, required fees, books, and room and board. Fellows must enrollin graduate programs leading to masterís degrees in American history, politicalscience, or education offered by any accredited university. Participationin a four-week summer institute held at Georgetown University is also required.

More information on the James B. Fellowship Program or the Schoolof Education at Indiana University Northwestis available with Dr.Dwight Holliday, assistant professor of education at IU Northwest at219-980-6516 or at

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