John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Amount : $10,000

Applicant must fall into one of the following categories: a United States high school student in grade nine through twelve attending a public, private, parochial, or home school; a United States student under the age of 20 enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or the United States territories; a United States citizen attending school overseas. An original and creative essay of less than 1,000 words on the political courage of a United States elected official since 1956 is required as part of the application process. The first-place recipient will be invited to accept the award at the Profile in Courage Award Ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Up to five finalists will receive the minimum award amount.

Key Facts

Type [?] : Contest
Award amount : $10,000 (Minimum: $500 ~ Maximum: $10,000)
School specific [?] : No
Est. Deadline [?] : January 8
01/08/2025 (209 days left)
Application received [?] : 2000
Total granted [?] : 7 (0.35% accepted)
Renewable : No
Need to repay : No
Required enrollment : High school freshman; High school junior; High school senior; High school sophomore
Separate Application is required :


Age : Maximum : 20
Citizenship : US
Essay : Essay is required

Sponsor and Contact Information

Sponsor name : John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Sponsor website :
Sponsor address : Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125 United States
Sponsor phone : 617 514-1649
Sponsor FAX : 617 514-1641
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1 Comment

  • Damaris Martinez at Jan 20th, 2013
    I am interested in entering the scholarship program.

    Thank -You
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