The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award®

2022 Profile in Courage Award: Defending Democracy at Home and Abroad

For the first time ever, the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award honored five individuals — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, U.S. Representative Liz Cheney, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Arizona Representative Russell “Rusty” Bowers, and Wandrea’ ArShaye Moss — each for their courage to protect and defend democracy in the United States and abroad.

Learn more about the 2022 Profile in Courage Award honorees.

Watch the Ceremony

On Sunday, May 22, 2022, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and her son, Jack Schlossberg, presented the 2022 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Awards in live-streamed ceremony.


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Quick Facts

Learn more about the Profile in Courage Award.

  • 58

    Total Profile in Courage Awards

  • 26

    Youngest Awardee

    Joseph Darby

  • 90

    Oldest Awardee

    George H.W. Bush

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