CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The 2013 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards will be presented to a leader on veterans' issues and the founder of an online charity.
Kennedy's grandson, Jack Schlossberg, will present the annual awards Monday to Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, one of the first two female combat veterans to serve in Congress, and Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org, a charity that connects donors with public school teachers to meet teaching needs.
The ceremony will take place at Harvard University's Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. The awards will be presented on the 50th anniversary of the state funeral services for President Kennedy.
The awards honor Americans under 40 who are changing their communities and the country with their commitment to public service.
John F. Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy speaks at a press conference on August 1, 1963. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)
Husband And Wife
A photo dated in the 1950s shows John F. Kennedy with his wife Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy is pictured here in this 1960s White House photo. He was the first Catholic, and the youngest person, to be elected as president of the United States (AFP/Getty Images).
U.S. Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) and his wife Jacqueline pose with their son John Jr. on December 10, 1960. (AFP/Getty Images)
Oath Of Office
John F. Kennedy takes the Oath of Office for President of the United States in January 1961. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)
An unlocated photo shows U.S. President John F. Kennedy (R) chatting with Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson in the early 1960s. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (L) meets in January 1961 at the White House, with former U.S. President Harry S. Truman (1884-1972). (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
At The Podium
John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivers a speech at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York city, 29 April 1961.
By His Side
President John F. Kennedy speaks during a press conference as First Lady Jackie Kennedy looks on April 9, 1963 at the White House.
Facing The Press
President John F. Kennedy arrives for a press conference on August 30, 1961 in Washington.
U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signs the order of naval blockade of Cuba, on October 24, 1962 in the White House, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. (AFP/Getty Images)
John Kennedy Jr. plays in the Oval Office at the White House, Washington, DC, on October 15, 1963.
Picture dated 22 November 1963 of US President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline, shortly before his assassination in Dallas. Photo prise le 22 novembre 1963, du Président J. F. Kennedy et son épouse Jacqueline, juste avant son assassinat à Dallas. (Photo credit should read OFF/AFP/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 25, 1963 file photo, 3-year-old John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his father's casket in Washington, three days after the president was assassinated in Dallas. Widow Jacqueline Kennedy, center, and daughter Caroline Kennedy are accompanied by the late president's brothers Sen. Edward Kennedy, left, and Attorney General Robert Kennedy. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this May 14, 1965 file photo, John Kennedy Jr., son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, talks with a British police officer after the dedication ceremony for the memorial to the late president at Runnymede, Surrey, England. At second right is Jacqueline Kennedy. On an English hillside near where the Magna Carta was signed eight centuries ago, a seven ton Portland stone memorial stands on the historic grounds on an acre of land which became American property, in perpetuity - a gift from the British people. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 25, 1963 file photo, Jacqueline Kennedy, widow of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, holds the U.S. flag that covered the coffin of her husband at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. after he was buried. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams, File)
The funeral procession of President John F. Kennedy goes into Arlington Cemetary in Washington. On November 22, 1963, Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullets as his motorcade wound through Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was the youngest man elected President; he was the youngest to die. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)
St Matthew's Cathedral
The coffin of assassinated American President John F. Kennedy is carried down the steps at St Matthew's Cathedral, Washington, after the requiem mass. Following the coffin is his widow Jackie Kennedy (centre), holding the hands of their children Caroline and John Jr. (1960 - 1999). Also in the group is Robert Kennedy. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
We Carry On
Front page of the Daily News dated Nov. 26, 1963, Headline: WE CARRY ON, John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his father's casket as he stands with his mother Jacqueline Kennedy, sister Caroline, and uncles Robert and Edward during funeral for John F. Kennedy., (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
The eternal flame shines in the early morning light at the grave of John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, on the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's death. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)