The lawmaker resigned from Congress last year to focus on her recovery.
Caroline Kennedy will present the Profile in Courage Award in a May ceremony.
Past recipients of the honor include: late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), late Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), Sen. John McCainJohn McCainPoliticians absent from Thompson Reuters brunch McCain downplays threat of pre-emptive strike against North Korea McCain plan gains momentum amid North Korea threats MORE (R-Ariz.), former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) and former President Gerald Ford.