The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and The museum is ecstatic to announce their Profile in Courage Essay Contest to assist students in their higher education. Applicants must be United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools to be eligible for the program.
This essay contest is created to appreciate and honour hard-working students and help them in building their future. The recipients will get to pay for their higher education expenses such as tuition, fees, books and room. The applicants with the best descriptive essay will be handed over the award amounts.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and The museum is the presidential library and museum of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. The foundation is located on Columbia Point in the Dorchester neighbourhood of Boston, Massachusetts, next to the University of Massachusetts at Boston, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, and the Massachusetts Archives and Commonwealth Museum.
The following table lists more information about the scholarships:
|Organization||The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum|
|Educational Level||High School students|
|Number of Awards||15|
|Application Deadline||January 15, 2021|
Who May Be Eligible?
Interested applicants must meet up with the given criteria to apply:
- Open to United States high school students from grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools
- Must be U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas.
- Past winners or finalists are not eligible to enter.
- John Hancock Financial Services staff and their family members are disqualified.
How to Apply
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is receiving applications for the contest through an online portal. Eligible applicants will have to sign up to get access to the application form. Students will be required to submit an original essay according to the given criteria to make their applications complete
- Must submit essays not more than 1,000 words and must be a minimum of 700 words.
- Citations and bibliography will not be included in the word count.
- Essays must be the original work of the applicant.
- Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917.
- Your essays must have a minimum of five sources.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will be giving away several awards to students. The award for First-place winner includes a $10,000, Second-place $3,000, Five Finalists $1,000 each and Eight Semi-finalists $100 each. Recipients will get help to cover up their various educational expenses.
The deadline to apply for the essay contest is January 15, 2021. Eligible students are asked to submit their applications by the deadline to get consideration.