We stand today on the edge of a New Frontierā€¦ a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils -- a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats. The New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises -- it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them.      John F. Kennedy, 1960
NFA Recipients - Caroline Kennedy with Cory Booker 2008

Recipients

The recipients of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards are role models for a new generation of public servants. They demonstrate the qualities President Kennedy embodied and admired: civic-mindedness, pragmatism, vision and tenacity in identifying and addressing public challenges in our times.

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Dan Fenn _ NFA Committee Member

Committee

A distinguished bipartisan committee of political and community leaders annually selects the New Frontier Award recipients based on their contributions to the public and their embodiment of the forward-looking public idealism to which President Kennedy hoped young Americans would aspire.

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NFA Awards awaiting ceremony 2012

Criteria and Eligibility

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and theĀ Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics annually present the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award to two exceptional young Americans whose contributions in elective office, community service or advocacy serve as a model for modern public service in the spirit of John F. Kennedy. The two New Frontier Awards are presented in a single ceremony each year.

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Caroline Kennedy with New Frontier Award Recipient Jay Williams

How to Submit a Nomination

Eligible individuals may be nominated by peers, colleagues, friends, or members of the public. Please consider the award criteria and determine whether the person you wish to nominate would be an appropriate recipient of the Profile in Courage Award.

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Online Nomination Form

Online Nomination Form

Eligible individuals may be nominated by peers, colleagues, friends, or members of the public. Please use this form to submit your nominee's details.

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