Profile in Courage Essay Contest


The Profile in Courage Essay Contest is live! By sharing an original essay describing a leader who demonstrated political courage as described by President Kennedy in his book, Profiles in Courage, you could win up to $10,000 for college!

Sixty-five years ago, John F. Kennedy described the stories of eight U.S. senators who demonstrated great courage under enormous pressure in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Profiles in Courage. Today, the problems facing our leaders are different, but President Kennedy’s message still applies. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest is a great way to recognize a courageous leader who has inspired you.

Learn more about the 2022 Profile in Courage Essay Contest.


All essays must be submitted by January 14, 2022 — so don’t wait!