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JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Website: http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx

Who's Eligible: High school students in grades 9-12

Award Amount: Up to $10,000

Due Date: January 6

Requirements:

Ready those pens and get to writing. The student who composes the best 1,000-word essay (excluding citations) that describes "an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official that occurred during or after 1956, the publication date of Profiles in Courage" walks away with $10,000. The teacher who nominated the student walks away with $500. The runner-up earns $1,000 and up to five finalists receive $500. Students must be nominated by a current or former teacher from their high school and submissions will be judged on how much the essay reflects originality, thoughtfulness, critical thinking, convincing arguments, and a thorough understanding of the topic.  If you need some ideas, check out Shmoop's biographies of John F. Kennedy and others.

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