Prepare Your Essay

Please note: Because the Profile in Courage Essay Contest is a John F. Kennedy Library Foundation program, it is continuing to operate during the government shutdown. The contest is currently open for submissions.

We provide several resources to help you prepare an excellent essay. We recommend you use these resources to guide your research and writing.

We strongly advise students to read Contest Topic and Information and Requirements before you prepare your essay. Essays that do not meet contest requirements will be disqualified.