John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Amount: Up to $10,000. About: Every year, the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum runs the Profile in Courage Essay Contest, in which U.S. high school students compete for a share of nearly $20,000. Students are asked to submit a 700- to 1,000-word essay that describes and analyzes an act of political courage by an elected official who served before or after 1917. Applicants must be high school students attending a public, private, parochial, or home school, U.S. students under the age of 20 enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program, or U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Applications open on September 1 each year.
Eligible Grade Levels: High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, High School Senior, Homeschooled Student, Study Abroad
Eligible Majors: All majors
Residency Requirement: No residency requirement
Minimum GPA: No GPA requirement
Deadline: Application is currently closed. Please note that scholarship deadlines often change, so make sure to check the scholarship sponsor’s website for up-to-date deadlines.

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