2023 Profile in Courage Essay Contest: Due:

+Special Awards
1st Place—$20,000
2nd Place–$1,000
Five Finalists receive $500 each.
Eighteen Centennial awards of $100 each.

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Contest Topic

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917.

Contest Deadline

The Profile in Courage Essay Contest opens for submissions on September 1, 2019. The contest deadline is January 15,2021.

+Profile in Courage Award Ceremony
Win an expense-paid trip to Boston and receive recognition at this signature Centennial event.

Deadline for submission:


Students in grades 9-12 may enter this contest. The students’ English and social studies teachers have been give this information.