Profile in Courage High School Essay Contest


We know the more students have practice reading and writing, then the more they are prepared for whatever heads their way following secondary school, the essay contest below makes that connection much more concrete.

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Celebrate the JFK Centennial by entering the 2017 Profile in Courage Contest. This essay contest for high school students is sponsored by The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. This year celebrates JFK’s centennial of his birth in 1917. In his book, “Profiles in Courage,” John F. Kennedy told the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers to do what was right for the nation. This essay contest asks students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage.

Deadline: January 4, 2017

Eligibility: U.S. students in grades 9-12 in public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under age 20 enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program; U.S. citizens attending schools overseas.

Funds: For this year only: the first-place prize will be doubled from $10,000 to $20,000 and cash prizes will be awarded to the top 25 students