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Scholarship Name: The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum “Profiles in Courage” Essay Contest
Scholarship Description: Scholarship offered through the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to high school students.
Award Amount:Up to $10,000.000
Number of Scholarships:Fifteen (15) awards
Application Required: Yes
Official Transcript Required:N/A
References and Letter of Recommendations Required:One (1) Nomination
Interview Required: N/A
Original Essay Required: Yes
Additional Requirements and Information:1) Must be enrolled in a high school OR be twenty (20) years of age or younger and enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program; 2) 700-1000 word essay required describing an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official that occurred during or after 1917, 3) Must have a min. of five (5) sources; 4) Essays must include an acceptable bibliography; 5) Nomination by current or former qualifying teacher required; 6) Previous recipients are not eligible to apply for this scholarship award; 7) Awards are as follows:

First Place: $10,000.00
Second Place: $ 3,000.00
Finalists: $ 1,000.00
Semi-Finalists: $ 100.00

NOTE: All students must complete and submit a registration form online for student and school information.
Renewable: No
Location: Nationwide (US)
Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply): Online application, Must be enrolled as a full-time student
Additional Applicant Requirements:Must be a high school student, correspondence school student, or GED student
Category (Select all that apply):Age, Merit-based
Web Site:
Point of Contact: The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point
Boston, Massachusetts 02125
Telephone: (617) 514-1600

Deadline:   January 18, 2019 (receipt and/or postmark date)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).