The Kim Beneschott Scholarship is open to all students majoring in creative arts. As long as you have a passion for art and plan to make a positive impact on the world, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. There is no other criteria other than submitting a 500 to 1000 word essay responding to the following prompt:
- Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. See Contest Topic and Information and Helpful Tips for Writing Your Essay for more information.
- Essays about past recipients of the Profile in Courage Award will be disqualified unless they describe an act of political courage other than the act for which the award was given.
- Essays about the senators in Profiles in Courage will be disqualified.
- Essays must have a minimum of five sources.