How to Submit a Nomination

Please consider the award criteria and determine whether the person you wish to nominate would be an appropriate recipient of the Profile in Courage Award.

Send the name of your nominee and a brief explanation of the actions or events in which the nominee displayed political courage, as defined in the award criteria. You may include news clips and other background materials pertaining to the actions or events described; however, supporting materials are not required. While we will gladly receive such materials by mail, we regret that we will be unable to return them.

It is important to note that Profile in Courage Award recipients are not selected on the basis of write-in campaigns or the volume of nominations an individual receives. A single nomination will place the individual's name in consideration for the award. 

Award nominations are accepted on a continuing basis throughout the year. Nominations received after February 15th of each year will not be considered for that year's award; they will instead be rolled over for consideration in the following year.

Submit your nomination online.

Or, send or e-mail your nomination to:

The Profile in Courage Award Committee 
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation 
Columbia Point 
Boston, Massachusetts 02125