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John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

  • Website Address
  • http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Cou...
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Director
  • Address
  • Columbia Point
  • Boston, MA 02125
  • Email Address
  • profiles@nara.gov
  • Application Deadline
  • January 4, 2017
  • Number Of Awards
  • See Description
  • Maximum Amount
  • $10,000
  • Scholarship Description
  • The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve (9-12) attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate.

    Topic: Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official that took place during or after 1956. 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.

    Requirements:
    -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 five sources

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

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