2017 Profile in Courage Essay Contest for Youth
In honor of the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth, the 2017 Profile in Courage Essay Contest is featuring a first-place prize of $20,000, cash awards for the top 25 essays, and a special contest topic. Essays must describe an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The contest is open to US high school students (grades 9-12) attending public, private, parochial, or home schools as well as US students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program. Contest deadline is January 4, 2017.
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