US High School Student Writing Essay Contest 2015

High School Youth (Grade 9th-12th) Start writing and Enter JFK Profile In Courage $10,000 #Scholarship Contest

2015 competition name:  JFK  Profile in Courage Essay Contest

ends on:   January 5, 2015

prizes:  The winner receives $10,000 -- a $5,000 cash award and $5,000 to grow in a John Hancock Freedom 529 College Savings Plan.
A second place winner receives a $1,000 cash award.
Up to five finalists each receive a $500 cash award.
All winners receive a hardcover copy of Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy.
The nominating teacher of the first place winner is also invited to attend the Profile in Courage Award ceremony and will receive the John F. Kennedy Public Service Grant in the amount of $500 for school projects encouraging student leadership and civic engagement.  Travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the trip to Boston.

eligibility:    open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools;
 Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count.
Essays must be the original work of the student.
John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy are not eligible subjects for essays.
Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official that occurred during or after 1956, the publication date of Profiles in Courage.  The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. See Contest Information and Topic Guidelines and Helpful Tips for Writing Your Essay for more information.
Essays about past recipients of the Profile in Courage Award  will be disqualified unless they describe an act of political courage other than the act for which the award was given.
Essays must have a minimum of five sources.

To join:  write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. Students should use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews to address the following topic:

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a United States elected official that took place during or after 1956. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.

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Submit your essay via mail to:

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125

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