Profile in Courage Essay Contest

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Award Amount


Application Deadline

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Awarded By

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation

Award Amount

The first-place winner receives $5,000 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.

Deadline Info

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for 2018, but is expected to remain the same as last year. Applications are available online on the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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