Home > Blog > Scholarship Of The Week > John F Kennedy Profile In Courage Essay Contest

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

  • Website Address
  • http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Cou...
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Address
  • Columbia Point
  • Boston, MA 02125
  • Email Address
  • profiles@nara.gov
  • Application Deadline
  • January 4, 2017
  • Number Of Awards
  • 26
  • Maximum Amount
  • $20,000
  • Scholarship Description
  • The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.

    The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews.

    Topic: Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.

    -Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count
    -Essays must be the original work of the student
    -John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy are not eligible subjects for essays
    -Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official that occurred during or after 1956, the publication date of Profiles in Courage. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level
    Essays about past recipients of the Profile in Courage Award will be disqualified unless they describe an act of political courage other than the act for which the award was given
    -Essays must have a minimum of 5 sources

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

See if you qualify for this award

Learn more about this scholarship and many more.
Find Scholarships Instantly!


Latest College & Financial Aid News

“Just Do(nate) It”: Nike Co-Founder Gifts $500M to University of Oregon

October 18, 2016

by Susan Dutca

The generous $500 million gift from Phil and Penny Knight to the University of Oregon is the "largest ever for a public flagship institution" and is intended to support and strengthen interdisciplinary scientific research. With the donation, the university plans to extend its current science campus by 210,000 square feet, with three new research facilities. The initiative is expected to create [...]

A Second Chance for Former Prisoners, Gang Members

October 11, 2016

by Susan Dutca

One nonprofit is heavily recruiting reformed delinquents from disadvantaged communities and funneling them into college. The troubled youth - many of whom have committed crimes and have been in jail, are given personal advisers, free college-prep courses, childcare, bus passes and other forms of support to keep off the streets. College Bound Dorchester has enrolled about 130 students over the [...]

10 Not-So-Basic Fall Scholarships

October 6, 2016

by Susan Dutca

Frolicking at fall festivals and pumpkin patches, apple picking at orchards, baking pumpkin-everything goodies, playing hide-and-seek in corn mazes and getting spooked with friends at haunted houses are just a few of some favorite fall activities. It also happens to be a time where students are seriously applying for scholarships to secure free college money. So while you're sipping a [...]

Follow Us:

facebook twitter rss feed