Profile in Courage Essay Contest

🏆 Available: 7
💰 $10,000
⏳ 01/15

Last year this scholarship received 1,913 applicant(s). $10,000 was awarded to 6 applicant(s).

Scholarship Description

Essay contest open to all high school students, grades nine to twelve. Students in U.S. territories and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas may also apply. All essays will be judged on the overall originality of topic and the clear communication of ideas through language. Winner and their nominating teacher are invited to Kennedy Library to accept award. Winner receives $3000, nomination teacher receives grant of $500; second place receives $1000 and five finalists receive $500.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must currently be in high school
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Essay required

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Donor: John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

A nonprofit organization provides financial support to the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library and Museum. Assists the library in its mission to advance the study and understanding of President Kennedy’s life and career, the times in which he lived, promote a greater appreciation of America’s political and cultural heritage, the process of governing and the importance of public service.