Colleen Miller ’08, who studied history at Mary Washington, earned a James Madison Memorial Fellowship for 2017, supporting graduate study of American history by secondary school teachers of history, government, or civics.
Miller, a high school teacher in Rhode Island, was among 53 educators chosen for the competitive fellowship. Recipients receive awards of as much as $24,000 to fund coursework toward master’s degrees, including a concentration of courses on the history and principles of the U.S. Constitution.
The fellowships are intended to recognize distinguished teachers and to strengthen their knowledge of the origins and development of American constitutional government. Founded by an act of Congress in 1986, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, Virginia, is an independent agency of the executive branch of the federal government.