I am an unabashed geek for gov. I think it is kind of evident. I talk pol all the time; much to my family's chagrin. (See evidence above... I go to National Science Festival in DC with family, and am thrilled to see the Democrobots wrestle each other. I can find gov stuff everywhere.)
So, I am going to share this (cringingly) with my fellow lovers of gubbers out there... because the thought of going back to the university to get my masters is super exciting but super expensive.
Every year, the Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation grants a $24K fellowship to one lucky person from each of the fifty states to go back and get their masters in Poli Sci or a similar program of studies with a couple of strings attached.
Wow. I mean, really. All I have to do is go and geek out after work for two years and I get my Master's? This seems like a dream come true.
I know that you are totally psyched, so I will get out of the way here and let you move on over to the website and get your gov on. Good luck, gubbers!