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John F. Kennedy Library Presidential Library and Museum
The Profile in Courage Essay Contest is open to high school students. To be eligible, you must submit a 700- to 1000-word essay that describes and analyzes an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. GED students under the age of 20 may also apply.