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Profile in Courage Essay Contest


Essay contest open to all high school students, grades nine to twelve. Students in U.S. territories and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas may also apply. All essays will be judged on the overall originality of topic and the clear communication of ideas through language. Winner and their nominating teacher are invited to Kennedy Library to accept award. Winner receives $3000, nomination teacher receives grant of $500; second place receives $1000 and five finalists receive $500.

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  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a four-year college
  • CheckmarkMust not be older than 19 years old
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkMust currently be a high school student
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time

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Contact Esther Kohn
Essay Contest Coordinator
Tel: 617-514-1649 Address Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125