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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, 2018
  • 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.

    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 5 sources

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

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