John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation
The first-place winner receives $10,000 and is invited to the Kennedy Library in May to accept his/her award. The second-place winner receives $1,000. Up to five remaining finalists each receive $500. The nominating teacher of the first-place winner will be invited to the Kennedy Library in May to receive the John F. Kennedy Public Service Grant in the amount of $500 for school projects encouraging student leadership and civic engagement. All winners receive a hardcover copy of John F. Kennedy's 'Profiles in Courage' book. All awards are offered annually and are non-renewable. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.
Up to seven awards offered annually.
The Profile in Courage Essay Contest is a companion activity to the Kennedy Library Foundation's annual Profile in Courage Award, which honors elected officials who have demonstrated exceptional political courage. All essays will be judged on overall originality of topic and clear communication of ideas through language. The final 10 essays are judged by several members of the Profile in Courage Award Committee. Past first-place winners are not eligible to participate. Winners and finalists will be notified in March. All participants will receive a letter announcing the winners and finalists in May.
Applications are available online on the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation website. To enter this contest, students must write an essay addressing the topic listed on the John Fitzgerald K ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.
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