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The John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship provided by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. This scholarship requires students to read the book Profiles in Courage, written by Kennedy, and draft an essay. Although the application deadline isn’t until January, this scholarship requires quite a bit of work, so interested Delaware students should get started now!

Application Deadline:     01/08/2012

Maximum Award:            $10,000

Minimum Award:             $500

Average Award:                $1,000

Special Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must fall into one of the following categories: a United States high school student in grade nine through twelve attending a public, private, parochial, or home school; a United States student under the age of 20 enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or the United States territories; a United States citizen attending school overseas.

An original and creative essay of less than 1,000 words on the political courage of a United States elected official since 1956 is required as part of the application process. The first-place recipient will be invited to accept the award at the Profile in Courage Award Ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Up to five finalists will receive the minimum award amount.

Additional Details

  • This award is awarded every year.
  • This award is not renewable.

Sponsor Information

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
Phone: 617 514-1649
FAX: 617 514-1641
Email: profiles@nara.gov
Website: http://www.jfklibrary.org

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